Northrop Grumman has received a potential five-year, $273.1m contract from the US Navy to produce tactical underwater launcher hardware for the common missile compartment to be installed on US and UK submarines.
The company will also provide technical, component and full-scale engineering services to support CMC development and production efforts, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
The US Navy will obligate $39.6m in fiscal year 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funds on the cost-plus incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract while the UK government will allocate $24.4M in FY 2019 funds.
Northrop’s marine systems business will perform tasks in California, Florida, Washington, Georgia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia and in the UK.
Contract work is expected to conclude by March 31, 2024.
General Dynamics is building the CMC for US Ohio replacement submarine and the UK’s Dreadnought ballistic-missile submarine as part of a $2.9B contract the Navy awarded in 2012.