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Northrop continues Army missile support

April 20, 2011 at 7:37 AM

CARSON, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has given Northrop Grumman a $77.9 million award for continued software development and support for its Air and Missile Defense Workstation.

AMDWS provides a composite air defense picture to warfighters and air and missile defense planning and situational awareness capabilities throughout the Army.

AMDWS retrieves, fuses and distributes battlespace awareness information from numerous sources, including joint headquarters, the Army Battle Command System network, national intelligence assets and tactical and strategic sensors.

Under the five-year AMDWS Block 4 contract, Northrop Grumman will continue development of enabling technologies to evolve AMDWS capabilities and provide engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.

The contract was awarded by the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, in support of the Product Manager, Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar in Madison, Ala.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the development, fielding and maintenance of the AMDWS system and was awarded the first AMDWS contract in 1996.

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