USA — U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Follow-On Order for Shipboard Multimission Radar Systems

MELVILLE, N.Y. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion (NYSE:NOC) has received a fol­low-on order from the U.S. Naval Sea Sys­tems Com­mand for addi­tion­al AN/SPQ-9B ship­board radar sys­tems.

Under the fixed-price $41.4 mil­lion con­tract option, Northrop Grumman’s Mar­itime Sys­tems facil­i­ty in Melville, N.Y., will sup­ply six radar shipsets, includ­ing the third radar of a three-sys­tem pro­cure­ment for the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy’s Air War­fare Destroy­er, and three anten­na groups.

The fol­low-on order is part of a five-year $281.5 mil­lion con­tract award­ed last Octo­ber to Northrop Grum­man with options that encom­pass a num­ber of ship class­es includ­ing U.S. Nimitz-class nuclear air­craft car­ri­ers, Ticon­dero­ga-class cruis­ers and amphibi­ous assault ships, the U.S. Coast Guard Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Cut­ter, as well as the first inter­na­tion­al sale of SPQ-9B to the Aus­tralian Navy.

“The high-res­o­lu­tion X‑band AN/SPQ-9B search radar sets great­ly improve the abil­i­ty to defend against small, high-speed threats, such as sur­face-skim­ming anti-ship mis­siles, and will be inte­grat­ed with the ships’ fire-con­trol sys­tems,” said Todd Leav­itt, direc­tor of Northrop Grumman’s Mar­itime Sen­sors busi­ness unit. “This sen­sor is a key part of help­ing meet lit­toral and blue-water naval defense chal­lenges, and we are com­mit­ted to enhanc­ing the mul­ti­mis­sion capa­bil­i­ty of sur­face ships, now and in the future.”

The mul­ti­mis­sion radar is designed to detect small, fast-mov­ing tar­gets in the pres­ence of clut­ter from ocean waves, rain and land returns, as well as chaff and jam­ming. Addi­tion­al capa­bil­i­ties now in final devel­op­ment include 3‑D vol­u­met­ric search, demon­strat­ed late last sum­mer for the U.S. Navy in live air­craft track­ing tests at Naval Sur­face War­fare Cen­ter, Dam Neck Naval Base, Va.

Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion is a lead­ing glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny whose 120,000 employ­ees pro­vide inno­v­a­tive sys­tems, prod­ucts, and solu­tions in aero­space, elec­tron­ics, infor­ma­tion sys­tems, ship­build­ing and tech­ni­cal ser­vices to gov­ern­ment and com­mer­cial cus­tomers world­wide.

CONTACT: Tom Delaney
Northrop Grum­man Elec­tron­ic Sys­tems
(410) 993‑6454

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