The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command has named Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of eight recipients of the Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) contract. Under the D3I Domain 1 contract the Army can provide task orders to the winning contractors for efforts supporting the armed forces. Awardees will then exclusively bid on those task orders under the umbrella of D3I. Northrop Grumman’s broad spectrum of offerings under D3I covers future needs in directed energy, space, cyberspace, hypersonics, and integrated air and missile defence.
A unique procurement strategy for the Army, D3I offers the opportunity for a capability to be designed and produced as a Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) sponsored through the Joint Capability Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process. This allows the Army and contractor to provide low-rate initial production capability releases to the services on an accelerated timeframe, greatly decreasing the acquisition process and ensuring availability of mission-critical capabilities to the armed forces.
“Northrop Grumman is proud to be named as a recipient on this one-of-a-kind programme,” said John Parker, Vice President and General Manager, Global Logistics and Modernisation, Northrop Grumman Technology Services. “Our pursuit of this programme represents a highly successful enterprise-wide collaboration effort, bringing together the most cutting-edge capabilities and technologies for future customer missions from all areas of our business, at an affordable price.”