Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Northrop Grumman Wins Navy C4I Interoperability Contract

Northrop Grumman Wins Navy C4I Interoperability Contract
June 24, 2009

SAN DIEGO -– Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a U.S. Navy contract to ensure Navy, joint and
coalition command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems share critical warfighting data to enhance situational awareness and improve combat effectiveness.

The five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract includes a two-year base period valued at more than $27 million and a three-year option, which, if exercised, would raise the value to more than $73 million. The contract was awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Pacific, the Navy's center of excellence supporting tactical information systems interoperability.

For more than 30 years, Northrop Grumman has supported the Navy's efforts to ensure warfighting system interoperability. Under the
follow-on contract, the company will analyze and test an array of C4I systems used by Navy, joint and coalition warfighters; support fleet engineering services; and operate the Navy Network Design Facility, which supports the design of data link networks. The company will also continue to upgrade and enhance the Multi-Link System Test and Training Tool, which is deployed throughout the world to test data link interoperability.

"We are excited to lead the effort in support of our longtime Navy customer's mission of tactical systems interoperability. This
contract will provide the Northrop Grumman team with the ability to continue our 30-year tradition of providing critical C4I systems
engineering and technical support services to Navy, joint and allied customers, enhancing the effectiveness of the warfighter and ensuring situational awareness and safety of friendly forces," said Roger Fujii, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Network Communication Systems business unit. "The Navy has been a pioneer in the field of C4I interoperability, and Northrop Grumman, through its legacy companies, has supported those efforts since the beginning."

The Northrop Grumman team includes CoLogiQ, Poway, Calif.; Technical Logistics Corporation, National City, Calif.; and INDUS
Technology Inc., SENTEK Consulting and Koam Engineering Systems Inc., all of San Diego.


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