Northrop Grumman has been notified it is one of multiple companies that will compete for task orders on the so-called R4 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the US Army, which has a ceiling of $982 million (€870 million).
The company will support a full-spectrum of the Army’s cyber and electronic warfare (EW) initiatives and the contract will enable the Army to procure an entire range of cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) aimed at advancing lethality in non-kinetic engagements across warfare domains.
“Our work on R4 will help ensure our Army forces can rapidly identify, develop and leverage the full range of CEMA effects necessary to deter, deny and prevail on the battlefield,” explained Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Vice President, Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions, Ginger Wierzbanowski. “The need to improve our warfighters’ ability to compete on an integrated battlefield, especially prior to traditional armed conflict, cannot be overstated.”
To expand the Army’s non-kinetic arsenal, the contract will support cyber and EW research and technology development, studies and analyses, integration support, laboratory demonstrations, integrated systems development, testing, performance verification, fabrication, logistics, technical support services and cyber security.