HERNDON, Va. -- Oct. 3, 2007 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $331 million cost plus award fee contract to provide logistical support services to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif., for annual programmed training, multiple joint services training exercises and unprogrammed support requirements.
The contract covers one base year and four option years. Northrop Grumman has provided logistical support services to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin since 2001.
Fort Irwin is located in the Mojave Desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and is home to approximately 14,000 soldiers, family members, contractors and civilians. Brigade-size combat teams from across the country, ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers, rotate into the National Training Center to take part in tough, realistic and challenging force-on-force and live-fire training.
"Our demonstrated superior performance on this contract has provided our valued customer with world-class support and unparalleled flexibility to meet warfighting requirements," said Jim Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector. "Northrop Grumman's win ensures that continued innovation and best value logistical support services will be delivered to the Army by a management team and workforce committed to excellence and dedicated to the mission at the U.S. Army's premier training site."
"We look forward to continuing our support to the 60,000 to 80,000 warfighters who train annually at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin," said David Booze, Northrop Grumman program manager. "We are proud to be a part of the training of our nation's heroes who defend our freedoms and our way of life against enemies around the world."
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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