Northrop Grumman Wins contract for B-1 Bomber aircraft from US Defense
12:00 AM, March 24, 2011
The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation for a delivery order for the B-1 Bomber aircraft mission planning capability on the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) platform. The delivery order has a potential value of $26 million, if all options are exercised. The JMPS is a family of scalable, extensible and configurable tools and decision aids that automate planning for sensor, weapon or aircraft missions ranging from day-to-day training and proficiency flying to peacetime operational/exercise sorties and complex combat scenarios. Northrop Grumman will develop, maintain and integrate planning components unique to B-1 Bomber missions into JMPS and integrate with other mission planning environment components necessary for the fielding of the capability. The delivery order was awarded under the Mission Planning Enterprise Contract II from the Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. "We have been privileged to maintain a close relationship with the B-1 Bomber community that gives us insight into the warfighter's perspective," said Mike Twyman, vice president of integrated command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "This is especially important as mission planning and execution cycles become a continuous process. We remain committed to being responsive to the warfighter's needs to drive the features and capabilities we deliver."
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