Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed the contract to provide aircraft-maintenance and design-engineering support services for the
The Sentry Whole Life Support Programme contract is valued at approximately £665 million over 20 years.
“This contract provides an excellent opportunity for Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the
Northrop Grumman’s IT sector, the overall lead on the programme, will support the maintenance schedule for AWACS aircraft, ensuring that only one aircraft, out of a fleet of seven, is in scheduled maintenance at any given time. The IT sector will also provide systems integration, programme management and the information technology infrastructure. The contract also includes repairs of structural parts and inventory upkeep, support of design engineering, maintenance training, and conversion and management of technical publications in an electronic format.
Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector, with its experience with the US Air Force’s Joint STARS Total System Support Responsibility Program, will have engineering-support responsibility and design authority for AWACS. The company’s Electronic Systems sector will provide radar capabilities while Northrop Grumman’s Space Technology sector will offer interactive, electronic technical-manual support.
The Sentry is the
The contract will employ approximately 165 people, with about 145 in the