Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $198,9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development, and implementation of the Airborne Electronic Attack requirements for software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware in support of the EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft for the United States and the government of Australia.
Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California, and is expected to be completed in July 2019.
Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $675,697 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract combines purchases for the United States ($179,011,271; 90 percent) and the Government of Australia ($19,890,141; 10 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.
Press Release, July 14, 2014; Image: Wikimedia