US Army contracts Northrop for mission support services

28 July 2014 (Last Updated July 28th, 2014 18:30)

Northrop Grumman has received a multi-million dollar contract from the US Army to continue the provision of mission logistics services.

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Northrop Grumman has received a multi-million dollar contract from the US Army to continue the provision of mission logistics services.

The $205m cost-plus-fixed-fee contract includes one base year and two one-year options, and requires the company to provide mission logistics services for combat brigades training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, US.

Specifically, the company will provide a full range of services, including maintenance, supply and transportation, as well as tactical logistics support, staff planning and operations.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Mission Solutions and Readiness division vice-president and general manager Greg Schmidt said: "Our demonstrated superior performance on this contract has provided our valued army customer with world-class support and unparalleled response to meet warfighting requirements.

"Our demonstrated superior performance on this contract has provided our valued army customer with world-class support and unparalleled response to meet warfighting requirements."

"Northrop Grumman's win ensures that continued innovation for affordability in providing logistical support services will be delivered to the army by a team committed to excellence and dedicated to the mission."

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Fort Irwin Support Services programme manager David Booze said: "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."

The company has been providing logistical support services to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin since 2001.

Consisting of 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers, the active, reserve and National Guard combat teams rotate at the National Training Center to undergo challenging and realistic force-on-force and live-fire training.


Image: Northrop will provide mission logistics services for combat brigades training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, US. Photo: courtesy of Jarek Tuszynski.

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