U.S. Navy Selects Northrop Grumman to Provide Next Generation C4ISR Systems Development

Monday, July 14, 2003
Northrop Grumman Corporation will continue supporting exploratory development of current and future advanced technologies for the U.S. Navy's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These systems provide warfighters with information vital to the success of operations during network-centric warfare. Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector provides systems and software engineering support for the program under contract to the Simulation and Human Systems Technology Division (Code 244) of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, San Diego, Calif. The initial award for the base year of the five-year contract is valued at approximately $3 million. The additional four option years bring the potential total value to nearly $17 million. Northrop Grumman IT has supported the Code 244 program since 1990. "Northrop Grumman IT's work under this contract assures that the latest advances in technology are applied to providing critical information to Navy commanders during operations," said Barry Rhine, president, Defense Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman IT. "This is important work for the future of Navy C4ISR systems." Northrop Grumman IT provides systems analysis and engineering support during exploratory development of advanced technologies as they apply to C4ISR architectures. The Office of Navy Research and other advanced research agencies provide tasking under the program. The emphasis of the program is on the Global Command and Control System-Maritime and Marine Corps subsystems. Specific issues addressed include interoperability, integration, human factors, simulation and technology transfer. "Our work for Code 244 has been significant in developing transformational C4I systems," said Mike Twyman, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman IT's Communication and Information Systems Division. "We look forward to expanding our record of innovation in military data communications." Work on the contract is performed at the San Diego SPAWAR site and at Northrop Grumman IT facilities in San Diego. Subcontractors to Northrop Grumman IT include ACS-Synetics, Dallas, Texas; Fuentez Systems Concepts, Charleston, S.C.; Intelligent Reasoning Systems, Oceanside, Calif.; Koam Engineering Systems, Pacific Science & Engineering, Polexis, RAM Laboratories, and Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, Calif.; Tri Star Engineering, Bedford, Ind.; and Veridian, Arlington, Va.

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