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Northrop Grumman Books $60M Contract to Upgrade US Navy, Australian EA-18G Aircraft Communication

Northrop Grumman Books $60M Contract to Upgrade US Navy, Australian EA-18G Aircraft Communication

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced a $60.34 million contract award to Northrop Grumman for the manufacture and supply of Airborne Electronic Attack System Enhancements B-Kits for Weapons Replacement Assemblies 7s and 8s and low-band dedicated receivers for the EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft of the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.

The contract order, released Friday with Naval Air Systems Command as the contract activity, includes the delivery of one WRA-7 B-Kit, one WRA-8 B-Kit and 19 LBDRs to the RAAF plus 44 WRA-7 and 44 WRA-8 B-Kits plus spares and 29 LBDRs for the U.S. Navy. The procurement will support the upgrade of the EA-18G aircraft’s AN/ALQ-218 tactical jamming receiver.

The contract also includes engineering, technical and data support for the upgrades. Northrop Grumman will perform 80 percent of the task at its Linthicum Heights, Maryland, facility and the rest at Bethpage, New York, with completion expected in August 2027.

In January, the Australian government separately announced the award of a $401.6 million contract to Boeing Defence Australia for sustainment and modernization support of the country’s EA-18G Growler and the F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft.

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