HERNDON, Va., June 11, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) company, has received two contracts totaling $89 million from The Boeing Company to support the National Missile Defense (NMD) program. These contracts are a continuation of Logicon's NMD support, which began in 1998 and has produced more than $125 million in revenues to date.
The NMD program is designed to protect the United States against attack by ICMB's from hostile countries by intercepting the missiles in flight. As the NMD prime contractor, Boeing selected Logicon to provide the ground software that plans the intercept trajectory, commands the interceptor and monitors its status. The software communicates with the interceptor during prelaunch checkout until the time it commands the interceptor to launch. Logicon's software also communicates with the NMD battle management node.
"This agreement is significant for Logicon because missile defense is expected to be a growth area," said Christine Reynolds, vice president, C3I Systems. "Our expertise in command and control was a key factor in our selection, and demonstrates just one of Logicon's many capabilities that are being applied to missile defense and other critical defense needs."
In addition to the ground software development work, Logicon will provide NMD system engineering and integration support to design the NMD system, plan the system integration approach and assess NMD system performance.
Logicon will also provide simulation development support. This end-to-end system simulation is used to evaluate NMD performance under potential attack scenarios.
"This work is one of many examples of our ability to provide solutions for our customers in the missile defense area," said Sol Vidor, NMD program manager, Logicon. "We are proud of our partnership with Boeing and will continue to apply our advanced command and control and software technologies to meet NMD's challenging goals."
Work on the program will be done at sites in Anaheim and San Pedro, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Crystal City, Va.; and Huntsville, Ala.
Logicon Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is a premier provider of advanced information technology solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., Logicon's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics, and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.
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