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Northrop adds $91M for software upgrades to Navy Growler

Northrop Grumman has won a $91 million modification to continue developing software upgrades and related hardware for the Navy’s EA-18G aircraft.

Known as the Growler, the fighter jet is a carrier based aircraft that is equipped with electronic warfare devices it uses for jamming and deception.

Northrop Grumman won the initial contract is 2014, worth $198.9 million for design, development and implementation of airborne electronic attack requirements. The company is to provide software upgrades and related hardware.

The contract runs through July 2019.

The U.S. Navy will be the primary customer, using 92 percent of the contract’s capacity and the rest will be used by Australia through the Foreign Military Sales program.

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