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Northrop Grumman Receives $48M DoD Contract for MUOS

By | March 19, 2020


The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

Northrop Grumman has received a $48.2 million single award, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the procurement of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Communications Gateway Component systems and services.

According to the DoD release, these systems support interoperability from tactical-to-tactical satellite communications between MUOS and legacy UHF satellite communication users.  In addition, the required services include Satellite Communication Gateway Component Suite B interface development, technical refresh enhancements, training, documentation updates, cybersecurity services, pre-installation test and checkout, implementation/installation and sustainment. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  

The contract includes provisions for cost-plus, fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task/delivery orders. It also includes a five-year ordering period, a two-year option period and one six-month option to extend services which, exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $65.2 million. Contract funds in the amount of $25,000 will be obligated at the time of award.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 2029. The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic in Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.