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Northrop Grumman Wins Logistics Support Contract for US Navy Navigation and Ship Control Systems

18th December 2009 - 09:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for navigation and steering systems installed on US Navy surface ships and submarines.

The contract was awarded by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., exercising a three-year option on a previously awarded five-year PBL contract. The total value of the three-year contract is $42 million. The initial year award is valued at $14.8 million.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine will provide material management, configuration management and program management services, as well as technical support, spares and repair parts for the WSN-7 series inertial navigation systems, AN/BPS-15 and AN/BPS-16 submarine radar systems, scalable integrated bridge systems on combatant ships and select steering gear material support on the Arleigh Burke DDG-51 class destroyers.

“Over the course of the five-year PBL contract, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has consistently achieved an outstanding record of performance, with 99 percent on-time deliveries in support of these mission-critical systems deployed in the fleet,” said Jeffrey L. Holloway, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine director of U.S. defense business development, marketing, sales and Melville, N.Y. operations. “We look forward to continuing our focused support of these key navigation, ship control and submarine systems in the US Navy’s operational fleets.”

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