Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Perform Repairs for U.S. Navy's SH-60 and EA-6B Aircraft
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) to repair avionics equipment on the SH-60 Seahawk helicopter and the EA-6B Prowler jet.
Under a five-year, fixed-price contract valued at nearly $19 million with NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Northrop Grumman will repair the ASN-150 and ASN-123 tactical navigation/tactical data systems, including Doppler Radar avionics equipment, on the SH-60 and EA-6B aircraft. Northrop Grumman has been the sole provider of depot-level repair services for the ASN-150 and ASN-123 since the products' inceptions in the 1980s.
"Northrop Grumman is proud of our longstanding support of these products, which maintain key customer capabilities," said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of navigation and positioning systems for the company's Navigation Systems Division.
Northrop Grumman offers customized support solutions for current and legacy military and commercial systems, including their related test equipment, overhaul and repair, field engineering services, inventory and spares management, and technology refresh. Repair activity for the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will occur at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Woodland Hills, Calif., and Salt Lake City.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), manufactures the SH-60 Seahawk helicopter, which can deploy aboard cruisers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, frigates and other air-capable platforms to conduct antisubmarine warfare, search and rescue, and cargo lift, among other capabilities.
Manufactured by Northrop Grumman, the EA-6B Prowler is a long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic countermeasures capability, including the interruption of enemy electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic intelligence within the combat area.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Source: By Tony Osborne in London, 08 February 2012 - Northrop Grumman - News Releases (www.irconnect.com)
Photo: A Fleet Readiness Center Southeast EA-6B aircrew prepares for takeoff at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Dec. 7, 2010. Pilot Cmdr. Russell Larratt (upper left) and Naval Flight Officers Cmdr. Paul Filardi (not shown), Lt. Cmdr. Dan Stark (lower center) and Lt. Cmdr. Steven Kulikowski (upper right) are delivering the last Prowler to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. The Navy is transitioning from the Prowler to the EA-18G Growler with the last squadron transition scheduled in 2014. The Marine Corps will continue to use an ICAP-III variant of the EA-6B in its four electronic attack squadrons until 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Vic Pitts)