Northrop Grumman Wins $61 Million US Air Force BACN Contract

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Northrop Grumman Wins $61 Million US Air Force BACN Contract
An Airman pulls a set of chalks while escorting a RQ-4 Global Hawk back (Image: US Air Force)

Northrop Grumman has won $61 million contract for US Air Force’s Battlefield Airborne Communication Node (BACN) payload operations and support.

Work is expected to be complete by Jan. 23, 2017, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.

The BACN is a United States Air Force (USAF) airborne communications relay and gateway system hosted on a variety of aircraft designated as the EQ-4B (Global Hawk variant) and E-11A (Global Express modification).

BACN enables real-time information flow across the battlespace between similar and dissimilar tactical data link and voice systems through relay, bridging, and data translation in Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) situations.

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