Northrop Grumman Systems was awarded two contract modifications in support of the Counter-Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM) and Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Command and Control (C2) system.
Both modifications were awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located at Redstone Arsenal (RSA), Alabama.
The first modification, worth around $34 million, was for maintenance and training on the C-RAM and C-UAS C2 system. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance Army funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.
The second modification, worth $27 million, was to extend the current C-RAM C2 system tactical defense measures contract by 21 months and include C-UAS capability and emerging technologies in sensors and electronic warfare (EW). Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2 million were obligated at the time of the award.
The contract work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019.
Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar, abbreviated C-RAM or Counter-RAM, is a set of systems used to detect and/or destroy incoming artillery, rockets and mortar rounds in the air before they hit their ground targets, or simply provide early warning.
C-RAM is effectively a land version of weapons such as the Phalanx CIWS radar-controlled rapid-fire gun for close in protection of vessels from missiles.