Northrop Gets Navy Training Deal

The five-year, $208 million contract combines the East and West Coast tactical training-range programs.
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won a U.S. Navy contract to provide operations, maintenance and engineering support for the Navy and Marine Corps East and West Coast training ranges.

The company said the five-year, $208 million deal aims to enable "standardization of processes and enhancing performance."

The contract combines the East and West Coast tactical training-range programs, which were previously procured separately. Northrop Grumman IT was the incumbent on the East Coast tactical training-range contract, which it held for more than 10 years.

"This contract award allows Northrop Grumman to bring these two training programs into a joint environment, which aligns well with the Department of Defense transformation plan that identified the Joint National Training Capability as a critical initiative," said Gregg Donley, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Technical Services business unit. "We expect to capitalize on our outstanding history supporting the East Coast tactical training range, combined with more than 45 years of overall range-support experience."

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide a staff of engineers and technicians for operations, maintenance and engineering support of the tactical aircrew combat-training system, and the over-the-horizon global positioning system-based large-area tracking range.

The staff will also support electronic warfare, surface range scoring and monitoring systems, range maintenance and unexploded-ordnance disposal, telemetry, communications and range-support services used in training Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army personnel.

On Wednesday, Northrop shares rose 19 cents to $56.37.