Northrop to upgrade instrumentation at Army training centers

Editor note: This story was updated on Jan. 14 with the contract value.

Northrop Grumman has won a contract from the Army potentially worth as much as $150 million over six years to modernize the existing instrumentation systems at the National Training and the Joint Readiness Training centers, the company said in a Jan. 10 announcement.

Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will overhaul the range data measurement system and observer controller communication system portions of the range communication system at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The company also will upgrade the observer controller communication system and range data measurement system at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

The Combat Training Center Instrumentation System project will replace legacy voice, video, data and target instrumentation systems and networks. The project also modernizes mobile video units, unmanned aerial vehicle ground control station interface, forward operations base interface, and fixed and mobile after-action review theaters.

The centers furnish a realistic operational environment for training land forces at the brigade combat team level, including subordinate and supporting units across the full spectrum of military operations.

The Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is the contracting activity.

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