Northrop to win 10-year JSTARS sustainment contract

By Sara Sirota / November 19, 2020 at 10:49 AM

The Air Force is planning to award Northrop Grumman a contract to support and sustain the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.

The contract would begin on Nov. 1, 2022 and have a five-year base period and a five-year option period, according to a notice the Air Force released Wednesday. The service expects to release a solicitation on Dec. 18 with a response deadline of April 18, 2021.

The notice states that Northrop's work under the contract will include program management, system engineering, weapon system interoperability certification, flight crew training, cybersecurity and more.

Northrop already won a $495 million, five-year deal last year to modernize and sustain JSTARS aircraft for the Air Force.