Northrop continues Air Force Weather support services

The U.S. Air Force has contracted Northrop Grumman to continue providing support for weather forecasting used for flight operations.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Aug. 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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BELLEVUE, Neb., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman is to continue to provide weather and environment information support services for U.S. and allied military forces, the company announced.

The services are for a full range of environmental information products and forecasts provided by U.S. Air Force Weather and used for mission planning, combat operations and flight operations.

"We are very pleased to build upon our strong partnership with the Air Force Weather community as we work together to implement the government's single baseline architecture for the future," said Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager, Intelligence Systems and Reconnaissance division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "The Northrop Grumman SEMS team ensures all systems are operational and available, enabling the Air Force to provide the continuous, complete and current weather information that is so critical to our military for mission success."

SEMS is the acronym for the Systems Engineering, Management and Sustainment contract for which Northrop Grumman has been the prime contractor.

"We have a long history of delivering strong performance and are dedicated to increasing performance levels to satisfy existing and emerging missions while reducing total cost of ownership."

Northrop said under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth as much as $300 million, it will facilitate enterprise-level systems engineering, systems management and sustainment services.

The company will also support scientific projects, the transition of new capability to operations, logistics analysis and management, and testing and fielding support.

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