Northrop Grumman to Supply Ship Integrated Control Systems for the sixth U.S.
Coast Guard National Security Cutter
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 24, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by prime contractor
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to supply the ship integrated control
system (SICS) on the sixth National Security Cutter for the U. S. Coast Guard.
The company received a contract worth $6.9 million to supply the SICS, which
consists of an integrated bridge system as well as the steering control,
steering gear, machinery control and monitoring system. The contract also
covers engineering services required to complete the installation, as well as
integration, testing and commissioning of the systems at HII's shipyard in
Pascagoula, Miss. The Coast Guard plans to build a total of eight National
Security Cutters, and Northrop Grumman previously supplied SICS for the first
"The SICS provides the National Security Cutter with a sound, time-tested
architecture and reliable shipboard infrastructure for the integrated
bridge,machinery controls andsteering systems, three major components where
correct integration is particularly essential to mission effectiveness and
long-term efficiency," said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman's
Maritime Systems business unit. "Our improvements in performance and cost
control measures demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing superior
customer service to the Coast Guard."
The work will be performed at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Charlottesville
and in Ocean Springs, Miss., as well as onsite at HII, where field testing
will also be done. Work will begin in late 2014.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation
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