SPAWAR deals to Northrop Grumman, Titan

Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles and Titan Corp. of San Diego have each won contracts to support the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Command.

The Department of Defense announced July 22 that Titan won a contract worth up to $40 million for fleet services support. Meanwhile, Northrop Grumman announced July 23 that it won a deal worth up to $22.5 million to support various SPAWAR systems.

In the Northrop Grumman contract, the company's information technology sector will provide engineering support for SPAWAR's Systems Center in San Diego. The division will maintain the software and further develop technologies for the common data link management system, the command and control processor system and the rehosted command and control processor software system.

The one-year contract is worth $4.1 million, with options for four more years.

"The systems we support enable network-centric warfare, which helps provide critical real-time situational awareness to support Navy commanders during operations," said Barry Rhine, president of the defense mission systems for Northrop Grumman Information Technology. "The Navy and coalition partners use them on more than 100 platforms, including aircraft carriers, [Aegis] ships and amphibious ships."

Subcontractors to Northrop Grumman include Science Applications International Corp. and Syncrotech Software Corp., both of San Diego.

In the Titan deal, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, the company's integrated services division will provide fleet support services for SPAWAR Systems Activity Pacific command, which has offices in Hawaii, Guam and Japan.

The one-year contract is worth $7.9 million, but could total up to $40.9 million if all exercises are optioned. Titan will provide engineering, technical and logistical services.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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