Northrop Grumman in line to win NATO forward air defence counter UAS contract

The U.S. Government anticipates an award of a Definitive Contract Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) and Cost-Reimbursable to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) “for the acquisition of the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD-C2), Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) and Communications Network (C-NET) Systems to integrate Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Architecture for Air Defense and Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) in support of their homeland defense.”

According to a post in the US government website:

“The requirements of this acquisition will provide Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Network (C-NET) Interface Kits, Software Updates, Engineering Services, Hardware Acquisition, Financial Reporting, Quality Management, Cybersecurity, Security FAAD/AMDWS/C-Net Field Service Representative (FSR) Support, Integration and Testing Support, and support for GBAD C2 Allied Interoperability Test Events.

This acquisition will be sole source Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC), 7575 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102-7508, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code 5FVX5, pursuant to the authority, Title 10 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3204(a)(1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii)(A) and (B) and (iii)(A) and (B), “Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.” NGSC is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and has been the only source to provide the communications architecture/systems engineering, integration, installation, communications network and Rocket Artillery Mortar Warning (RAM Warn) hardware, and logistics support of the unique C-RAM System of Systems (SoS).  NGSC owns the Technical Data Package (TDP), essential proprietary software of C-RAM C2, and AMDWS and has expert knowledge of the C-RAM System of Systems (SoS). The Government does not own the technical data package (TDP) for the FAAD C2 or AMDWS. This requirement will be a definitive contract with a period of performance ending on 30 September 2024.”

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