Northrop Grumman Awarded SPS Contract

Thursday, August 25, 2005
Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $6,026,646 firm-fixed-price/cost type contract for the Shipboard Protection System (SPS). The purpose of the SPS system is to enhance the ability of naval vessels to accomplish self-protection while moored to a pier, at anchor, or during restricted maneuvering. The system shall provide a host ship with a fully integrated and seamless sensor, analysis, and response system that will provide the means for 360o situational awareness and engagement capability to counter asymmetric Anti-terrorism/Force Protection threats around-the-clock, with no increase in manning. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and is expected to be completed by March 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet with four offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-05-C-6304).

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