Northrop Grumman Receives $104M Contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $104 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for the technical refresh of mission computers of UH-1Y Venom, AH-1Z Viper and UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters.

The IDIQ contract covers delivery of production units, retrofit units and spare units for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Act.

This contract brings together multiple mission computer customers, driving greater value, cost efficiency and a reduced logistics footprint. Under the IDIQ, the Navy may issue task or delivery order awards up to the ceiling amount specified in the contract. Work under the contract is set to conclude in 2023.

“Northrop Grumman’s mission computer delivers mission critical capability to the warfighter,” said James Conroy, vice president, land and avionics C4ISR, Northrop Grumman. “The system provides improved situational understanding in the rapidly changing threat environment.”

The mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons and video processing capabilities into a high-performance airborne computer capable of driving independent, multi-function displays. Its trusted, open architecture provides centralized display and control of all integrated avionics system functions. The mission computer brings improved capability, commonality, reliability and maintainability to the warfighter.

USMC AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters
U-TAPAO, THAILAND (Feb. 10, 2018) An AH-1Z Viper and a UH-1Y Venom taxis off the runway at U-Tapao International Airport, Kingdom of Thailand. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andy Martinez)
U.S. Army UH-60V Black Hawk
The UH-60V Black Hawk flew for the first time on Jan. 19, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Northrop Grumman Photo.

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