$23M Modification for NextGen Missile Warning Sub-systems
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Rolling Meadows, IL received a $23.7 million undefinitized contract modification to develop and test countermeasures that could protect airliners, transport aircraft, and other airplanes from anti-aircraft missiles. The Next Generation (NexGen) Missile Warning Subsystem will be integrated into the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system and installation on the C-130H3 Hercules aircraft, and live fire testing and flight-testing of NexGen Systems is included in this contract. There will also be two options associated with this contract:  to integrate and test the NexGen Contractor Systems with the LAIRCM lamp; and  a production AC-130U Spectre aircraft design for both NexGen LAIRCM configured Contractor Systems. Solicitation began in February 2005, negotiations were completed the same month, and work will be complete by January 2007. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33657-01-C-2093, P00067).