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Northrop receives $48.7 mln BACN contract from USAF


SAN DIEGO (BNS): Northrop Grumman has received a $48.7 million contract from US Air Force for continuing operations and support of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system.

Under the contract modification, the company will also provide management, engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.

BACN provides an advanced airborne communications gateway capability to commanders and war-fighters, enhancing situational awareness and connecting disparate voice and datalink networks throughout the battlespace.

BACN bridges and extends voice communications and battlespace awareness information from numerous sources using a suite of computers and radio systems.

The contract is given by US Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, in support of the Air Force Materiel Command.

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