Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Corporation this spring won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract potentially valued at $88 million for new components, support service, and obsolescence management for integrated bridge systems (IBS) on surface ships.
The award, encompassing work through 2019, is a follow-on to a five-year contract now in place for IBS work. Currently, the company is building systems for LPD-27, the last of the 11-ship San Antonio–class amphibious-assault ships, for the littoral combat ship LCS-11, and for the Coast Guard’s fifth national security cutter, the James (WMSL-754), now under construction at Huntington Ingalls’ Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard.
Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems also is completing a system for the Arleigh Burke–class destroyer modernization program and just finished an IBS upgrade for the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy (WAGB-20), including integrating nine new computers and Coast Guard–specific software. The company also will upgrade the bridge systems for the Navy’s 13 Cyclone-class patrol ships.