Northrop Grumman wins BACN support contract
The US Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $48.7 million contract modification for continuing operations and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.
Under the contract modification, Northrop Grumman will continue providing management, engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.
BACN provides an advanced airborne communications gateway capability to commanders and warfighters, enhancing situational awareness and connecting disparate voice and datalink networks throughout the battlespace. BACN bridges and extends voice communications and battlespace awareness information from numerous sources using a suite of computers and radio systems.
The Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded the contract to Northrop Grumman in support of the Air Force Materiel Command.
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the development, fielding and maintenance of the BACN system. The company was awarded the first BACN contract in April 2005.
Northrop Grumman's work on the BACN program is managed and performed primarily in San Diego.
The BACN program has received a number of accolades over the past year. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Defense Industrial Association selected the BACN Joint Urgent Operational Need program to receive one of the Top 5 DoD Program Awards, which are given annually for excellence in systems engineering.
BACN also was honored with the Weapon Systems Award from the Order of Daedalians, a national fraternity of military pilots, and the 2010 Network Centric Warfare AwardTM for Outstanding Achievement from a Defense Industry Partner, by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement.
Source: Northrop Grumman
Saab has unveiled an updated solution based on its Sirius suite of passive sensor systems for air, land and sea surveillance and signals intelligence gathering, ...
Comtech Telecommunications’ Command and Control Technologies group has received option period two of its US Army Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1) sustainment contract with an overall ...
The US Marine Corps (USMC) plans to evaluate the AN/PRC-158 radio as it looks for smaller, lighter, more capable solutions. The corps is seeking a ...
The Mercury Blade 5 from Kirintec is the latest version of the company’s vehicle platform for jamming systems, and by the end of 2019 the ...
Leonardo’s BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD) has been selected by the US Department of Defense for evaluation by the US Air National Guard (ANG), the ...
Comtech Telecommunications will continue to provide Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) to the US Army, the company announced on 14 May. The $14.7 million in ...