USAF awarded Northrop Grumman contract for Minuteman III ICBM Ground Subsystems Support

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USAF awarded Northrop Grumman contract for Minuteman III ICBM Ground Subsystems Support
Northrop Grumman Technical Services has been awarded a $963,500,000 contract by the US Air Force for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground subsystems support. Contractor support includes sustainment engineering, technical assistance and program management services for ground subsystems to include sustainment, assessment, system modification and technical support.
USAF's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile being test-fired
"Northrop Grumman continues a 50-plus year partnership with the U.S. Air Force on ICBMs," said Steve Hogan, sector vice president and general manager, Integrated Logistics and Modernization division, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "Our more than 17-year experience as the ICBM prime integration contractor uniquely qualifies us to perform the required operational and sustainment activities that ensure the security, surety and reliability of our nation's ICBM weapon system."

Under this five-year contract, Northrop Grumman will provide program management support, engineering services and emergency response to the U.S. Air Force. This effort encompasses weapon system analyses, system and subsystems assessment, and technical advisement and assistance to the ICBM Systems Directorate on ground systems-related programs, risk management and mitigation.

"With our experienced leadership and revitalized workforce, Northrop Grumman will provide the U.S. Air Force with a highly-capable engineering and management support team in an affordable program structure," said John Parker, director, Weapon Systems Sustainment and Modernization, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "Our team will assist in continually assessing and sustaining the ICBM ground subsystems segment using our proven, innovative approaches to ensure mission success."

Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Needham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2020.