Marine Corps Systems Awards $207 Million Contract to Northrop Grumman

On October 23, 2014, the American global aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman was awarded a defense contract worth over $207 Million. The Marine Corps Systems Command, located in Quantico, Virginia, granted the award which is actually an adjustment to an earlier contract that was made in 2009. The previous contract in 2009, worth $40 Million, called for Northrop Grumman Corp to procure four Ground/Air-Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production systems.This new system will provide a three-dimensional, multi-role radar system which is designed to identify rockets, artillery, cruise missiles, mortars, unmanned aircraft systems, and any other low observable targets.

In addition to the procurement of the Ground/Air-Task-Oriented Radar system Northrop Grumman Corp must also include operating spares, engineering contractor services and support, developmental and operational test support, and full transitional support to its production. The G/ATOR will be utilized by the Marine Corps within the Marine Air Ground Task Force for a span of multiple military operations. Production of the units will occur throughout the nation in the cities of Linthicum Heights, East Syracuse, Stafford Springs, San Diego, Big Lake, Londonderry, High Point, Wallingford Center, Camarillo, and Woodbridge.

Completion of the required units is expected to be done by the fourth quarter of 2017. Since 2010, Northrop Grumman has become the world’s fourth largest defense contractor. As a publicly traded Fortune 500 company, Northrop Grumman employs over 68,000 people and has met yearly revenues of over $24 Billion. Their products include Aircraft Carriers, Military Aircraft & Vessels, Missile Defense Systems, Satellites, Information Technology and Advanced Electronic Sensors & Systems. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website Just NSN Parts, is a leading distributor of all Northrop Grumman parts. Please contact ASAP Semiconductor today at or at our toll free number 1-714-705-4780 and one of our experienced sales representatives will be ready to assist you.


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