29 Nov '13, 11am

Northrop Grumman awarded A-10 support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded A-10 support contract

Northrop Grumman was recently awarded two work orders worth nearly USD24 million to help sustain the US Air Force's (USAF's) fleet of Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The contracts were awarded in mid-November as part of the A-10 Thunderbolt Life Cycle Program Support (TLPS) programme. Under TLPS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, can compete for A-10 work orders, the first three of which were awarded to Lockheed Martin in late 2009. Under the terms of the first, Northrop Grumman and its teammates will support the A-10 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) Modernisation Program on tasks required to keep the aircraft viable through to 2028 and beyond. This contract spans four years. The second work order covers the ASIP Legacy V effort, and will see the company undertake damage tolerance analysis, materials testing...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/30928/northrop-grumman-award...

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