Northrop wins $20M contract for R&D for aircraft tracking

Four bids received for this contract

Northrop Grumman has won a $20 million Air Force contract to conducte research and development new methods for tracking aircraft.

The contract aims to develop and demonstrate a probabilistic, risk-based, flight-by-flight individual aircraft tracking framework to replace the framework currently used for legacy aircraft, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, Calif., and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by March 17, 2020.

Four bids were received for this contract.

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