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Northrop To Develop Navy E-6 Airborne Comm, Network Systems

Northrop To Develop Navy E-6 Airborne Comm, Network Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop To Develop Navy E-6 Airborne Comm, Network Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting eventNorthrop Grumman Corp. has won a contract to put communications and networking systems on the U.S. Navy’s E-6B fleet, the company announced Tuesday.

Through the Navy’s Take Charge and Move Out strategic communications relay mission, the E-6 provides airborne command, control and communications between the president, defense secretary and U.S. strategic and nonstrategic forces.

The $44.3 million contract also covers testing, logistics and training support for operational fielding.

The networking and communications systems will first be integrated into the E-6B systems integration laboratory and then go onto a single plane.

According to the company, the Navy plans to award a follow-on contract to deploy the upgraded systems to its entire E-6B fleet for use in TACAMO and U.S. Strategic Command airborne command post missions.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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