U.S. Air Pressure Selects Firm to Develop and Check Superior, Excessive-Velocity, Air-to-Floor Stand-In Assault Weapon
LOS ANGELES – Sept. 25, 2023 – Northrop Grumman Company (NYSE: NOC) introduced immediately the U.S. Air Pressure has awarded the corporate an roughly $705 million contract to ship the Stand-in Assault Weapon (SiAW), an air-to-ground weapon that accelerates the pivot to a brand new era of air energy.
- Northrop Grumman’s SiAW leverages the corporate’s weapons systems design, improvement and manufacturing experience to ship on the Air Pressure’s digital engineering priorities and speed up functionality for the warfighter.
- Through the subsequent 36 months, Northrop Grumman will additional develop the weapon, conduct platform integration and full the flight check program for speedy prototyping in preparation for speedy fielding. Work shall be carried out on the firm’s Northridge, California facility and its factory of the future for missile integration at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in West Virginia.
Susan Bruce, vp, superior weapons, Northrop Grumman: “Northrop Grumman’s SiAW delivers on the Air Pressure’s want for its first digital weapons acquisition and improvement program. With our skilled digital engineering capabilities, this next-generation missile represents an adaptable, reasonably priced manner for the Division of Protection to purchase and modernize weapons.”
Particulars on SiAW and Part 2 Improvement:
SiAW is an air-to-ground weapon that can present strike functionality to defeat quickly relocatable targets as a part of an enemy’s anti-access/space denial atmosphere. To adapt to ever-changing threats, the missile design options open structure interfaces that can enable for speedy subsystem upgrades to area enhanced capabilities to the warfighter.
Part 2 improvement is a continuation of the Air Pressure requirement for this first-of-its-kind Center Tier Acquisition giant weapon program targeted on digital engineering, Weapon Open System Structure and agility. The Air Pressure is focusing on an preliminary operational functionality by 2026. Part 2 consists of two major increments:
- Part 2.1 concludes with a guided automobile flight check.
- Part 2.2 concludes with three further flight checks and the supply of SiAW leave-behind prototype missiles and check property.
The event of SiAW is a part of Northrop Grumman’s broad choices in superior weapons, together with armaments, parts, missiles, electronics and interceptors to defeat and deter threats.
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