Northrop Grumman racks up Army digital map work

Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles, has won a 10-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to supply digital maps to Army commanders, the company announced Aug. 19.

The initial order will run for one year and is estimated to be worth $7 million. The deal is potentially worth up to $100 million.

For this program, called the Combat Terrain Information Systems Engineering and Integration, Northrop Grumman Information Technology will develop software for automated terrain analysis and visualization. The company also will provide program management, systems engineering, systems integration, logistics support and training.

"We will help the Army advance toward next-generation terrain processing and network-centric enterprise services," said James O'Neill, president, Northrop Grumman Information Technology.

Supporting Northrop Grumman will be the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Leica Geosystems AG, Gichner Shelter Systems, United Computer Products Co., the Visualization and Animation Group of Virginia Tech University and Xterra Corp.

The Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Topographic Engineering Center was the contracting body.

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

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