Northrop Grumman announced on 29 October that the US Air Force has awarded the company a $54.6 million contract to serve as Unified Platform systems coordinator for the USCYBERCOM Unified Platform programme.

Enabling a full spectrum of integrated cyber capabilities across domains for USCYBERCOM, Unified Platform will support all defensive and offensive cyber operations, as well as cyber intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for US Cyber Command’s Cyber Mission Force.

"Northrop Grumman is proud to partner with the US Air Force and US Cyber Command to deliver this critical mission capability in support of our nation’s Cyber Mission Force," commented Northrop Grumman Mission Solutions Sector Vice President and General Manager, Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions, Linnie Haynesworth. "We look forward to delivering the integrated, shared capabilities that will give our cyber warfighters the edge in cyberspace and across all domains.”

As the Unified Platform systems coordinator, Northrop Grumman will integrate disparate cyberspace platforms, enabling integrated management and synchronised cyber operations to give US forces rapid access to a full spectrum of cyber capabilities.

Northrop Grumman is recognised for collaborative, innovative leadership in delivering transformative cyber solutions through a full range of challenged environments,” observed Vice President, Global Cyber Solutions, Bobby Lentz. “We look forward to continuing to work with US Cyber Command to ensure our forces can maintain the tactical and technological advantage required to succeed in the evolving domain of cyber space.”

Northrop Grumman will conduct work under the Unified Platform contract at locations in Georgia, Maryland, Ohio and Texas. (Image: Northrop Grumman)

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