Northrop Grumman has awarded Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions with a $8 million follow-on contract to develop radar signal processors for a U.S. Air Force aircraft program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday.
Northrop’s Aerospace Systems business aims to integrate an improved digital signal processing platform into the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System plane, the report said.
The order is intended to be part of a bigger modernization plan of the Air Force’s Radar Airborne Signal Processor for the Joint STARS aircraft, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports.
Curtiss-Wright officials told the publication the follow-on production contract will be worth $22 million over the program’s lifetime, which began in November 2012 and is scheduled to continue until 2015.
Joint STARS is designed as an airborne command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance plane meant for air-to-ground battle surveillance and management missions, according to the report.