U.S. Navy taps Northrop Grumman for NGC2P tactical data link processor upgradeNews
April 05, 2013
SAN DIEGO. Northrop Grumman has been contracted $80 million to enhance the Next Generation Command and Control Processor (NGC2P), a shipboard tactical data link communications processor that provides real-time combat information about friendly and enemy activity. The five-year indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery award was issued January 9th by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego. The contract also contains a two-year option worth an additional $15 million.
Northrop Grumman will provide hardware and software system development, engineering services, and technology refresh field change kits for NGC2P platforms aboard naval surface ships. Designs will address obsolescence issues by increasing computational capabilities and supporting system enhancements and technology insertions such as the Link 22 secure digital radio link.
The NGC2P team includes Northrop Grumman, GET Engineering, FUSE Integration, Inc., and Technology Unlimited Group. Northrop Grumman was originally selected for the NGC2P development program in 2008.