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Northrop gets A-10 support orders

Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:25 AM   |   Comments

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has been awarded three U.S. Air Force task orders under the A-10 Thunderbolt Life-cycle Program Support contract, the company reported.

Under the terms of a $4.9 million reliability centered maintenance task order, Northrop will identify related risk factors and develop maintenance strategies for selected systems and subsystems.

A $6.1 million aircraft structural integrity program Modernization III task order is a continuation of work completed on ASIP Modernization I and II. The tasks are specifically focused on modernizing the A-10 structural integrity processes and exploiting cross-cutting opportunities with other weapon systems within the Aerospace Sustainment Directorate.

The $7.9 million ASIP Legacy III task order is a follow-on task to ASIP Legacy I and II. The ASIP legacy III tasks include investigating and evaluating circumstances concerning A-10 weapon system accidents and incidents, ensuring the operational safety, suitability and effectiveness of the A-10, and maintaining the A-10 engineering database, which includes engineering drawings, processes and other source data.

"Northrop Grumman is leveraging cross-company expertise for A-10 sustainability and support to ensure the safety of our nation's warfighters," said Chris Jones, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Logistics and Modernization Division.

"We are also bringing innovation that enables affordability focused on increasing the effectiveness of this platform while reducing maintenance requirements while maintaining high aircraft availability."

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