Lockheed, Northrop battle for $690M Navy contract
The Navy is about to pick between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman as the winner of a $690 million contract to start installing computer networks on hundreds of ships and submarines, according to a report
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command expects to award the contract by Feb. 1 for the Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) contract.
The initial contract covers 54 ships over a two-year period but eventually the program will equip 286 ships and 60-plus submarines with on-board computer networks.
Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors. Northrop Grumman, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 2.
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