A team led by Northrop Grumman has been selected by the U.S. Navy to improve tactical systems interoperability, an essential element in the communications networks of military weapon systems.
Northrop Grumman estimates that the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems interoperability contract has an initial value of more than $6 million to its Information Technology (IT) sector and has a potential value of more than $75 million, if all options are exercised.
The five-year program will support the Navy Centre for Tactical Systems Interoperability, San Diego, California, and was awarded by the Navy’s Fleet Industrial Supply Centre in San Diego.
Northrop Grumman IT will support certification of tactical data link systems, develop and perform configuration management of message standards, design joint tactical data information systems networks and support tactical communications for fleet operations.
Under the contract, the company will provide national expert support for interoperability issues to the US Chief of Naval Operations.