Northrop Grumman wins $47.8M contract to support Navy GPS alternative

Northrop Grumman has won a potentially $47.8 million contract to support the Navy’s backup module in case the GPS system goes down.

The base value of this contract is $19.8 million.

The Navy’s Inertial Navigation Systems Replacement Inertial Sensor Module, or INS-R ISM, provide mission critical ship positioning, velocity, and altitude data to shipboard sensors, combat systems, guns, and missile systems, the Defense Department said in a release.

Northrop Grumman will also provide technical support and spares.

Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Va., Woodland Hills, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by November 2016.

Two companies bid on this contract.

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