Army awards software deal for missile defense workstations

Support services will ensure composite air defense picture, situational awareness

Northrop Grumman Corp. will continue providing software development and life-cycle support for the Air and Missile Defense Workstation under a new Army contract worth $77.9 million.

The Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) provides warfighters throughout the Army with a composite air defense picture as well as air and missile defense planning and situational awareness capabilities, according to an April 19 announcement from Northrop.

The AMDWS retrieves, fuses and distributes battlespace awareness information from numerous sources, including joint headquarters, the Army Battle Command System network, national intelligence assets, and tactical and strategic sensors.

Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor for the system, was awarded the first AMDWS contract in June 1996.

Under the five-year Block 4 contract, Northrop Grumman will continue development of enabling technologies to evolve AMDWS’ capabilities and provide engineering, implementation, test, site and training support.

Work on the AMDWS program is performed in Carson and Huntsville, Ala.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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