Northrop Grumman has received a contract to provide radio-frequency identification (RFID) hardware, software, and engineering services to the US Department of Defense.

Under the RFID III contract, Northrop Grumman will provide increased network functionality, visibility and security control.

RFID III is a multiple award, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract with a $429m ceiling available for task order awards. Work on the contract will be conducted over a three-year base period with up to seven, one-year option years.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman’s information systems sector will supply active RFID tags, readers, mobile kits, software, and the technical engineering services to implement this technology. The terms also include providing the hardware, maintenance, design, development, integration, deployment, training and data management of the tags.

Vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman information systems’ civil systems division, Tom Shelman said that Northrop had good experience in the field.

“This win is a tribute to our excellent record of integrating legacy systems with new RFID technologies,” Shelman said.

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Work on the contract will take place primarily in Williamsburg, Va., with additional services conducted at government facilities worldwide. Northrop Grumman’s teammates include Evigia Systems, Onyx Government Services, CYTEC Software Systems, and XIO Strategies.