Northrop to operate C-RAM in Afghanistan

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has been contracted to supply personnel for operating Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar systems in Afghanistan.

The task order was given under the Encore II contract vehicle from the Defense Information Systems Agency at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.


The order is worth $68 million but has a potential value of $219 million collectively over a 1-year base and two 1-year options.

The company said it has played an important role in the development, integration, fielding and sustainment of C-RAM systems for the past 5 years, working closely with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

The system, which gives early warning of incoming, indirect fire, is being deployed at multiple forward operating bases in Afghanistan.

"C-RAM is an incredible capability and we are proud to continue to help protect the warfighter," said Mike Twyman, vice president of Integrated Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We remain committed to working closely with our Army customer to bring even more and improved systems to our nation's soldiers."

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