Northrop Grumman wins $500M Big Apple wireless deal

Northrop Grumman Corp. won a $500 million contract from New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to deliver a broadband public-safety wireless network.

The network will add high-speed data and video capabilities to New York's existing mobile wireless communications network. It also will have several new and advanced wireless applications to support first responders and transportation personnel.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology's network solution uses standards-based mobile broadband wireless technology, called Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, which is provided by IPWireless Inc. of San Bruno, Calif.

Northrop Grumman of Los Angeles has about 120,000 employees and had annual revenue of $30.7 billion in fiscal 2005. The company ranks No. 2 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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