Northrop wins $83.7M contract to support Marine Corps helicopter upgrade program

Northrop Grumman has won a $83.7 million contract to provide research and development to the Navy.

Under the contract, the company will provide research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the Marine Corps.

The Bell AH-1Z is an attack helicopter used by the Marine Corps. The Bell UH-1Y, also used by the Marine Corps is a utility helicopter. Both are part of the Marine Corps’ H-1 upgrade program to replace aging fleets of AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Twin Hueys.

Services that Northrop will provide include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and obsolescence management of the mission computer, the Defense Department said in a release.

Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Baltimore, Md., and is expected to be completed in April 2019.

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