WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it is awarding contracts worth a combined amount of more than $1.8 billion to three U.S. companies.
The contracts to be issued are for logistics services, in-flight refueling, global positioning and navigation systems, and missiles.
Receiving the awards are Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Honeywell.
Northrop Grumman is receiving two of the awards. The first is a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration, furnishing, test and evaluation, support and documentation of an in-flight refueling capable E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The contract value is $226.7 million.
The second contract is a modification of a previous award under which Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc. is performing contractor logistics support services in support of U.S. Air Force Mobility Command aircraft.
The modification involves a foreign military sales deal, but additional details were not provided. The modification is worth $795.9 million.
The Defense Department said Honeywell International Inc.'s Aerospace-Clearwater Defense unit is receiving more than $485.5 million to perform acquisition and support for the Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation System on Air Force planes
Acquisition and sustainment will consist of platform integration, modernization, flight test support, and technical support following integration efforts, training, engineering support/studies, contractor depot repair, spares and data for the standard EGI.
Raytheon Missile Systems, meanwhile is receiving a contract modification to produce 89 Standard Missile-6, Block 1 All-Up Rounds for the U.S. Navy.
The award, which also covers spares, containers, and round design agent services for the 89 missiles, is worth $238.7 million.