Northrop Grumman won a contract from the Air Force potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network 2.0 service contract, announced the company. If the Air Force exercises all options, the five-year base contract could extend out to 10 years through June 30, 2023, states Northrop Grumman’s July 30 release. DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to interoperate and train together in a realistic virtual environment in scenarios ranging from small-scale daily exercises to large-force engagements, according to the company. “In the years ahead, we stand ready to support the Air Force in extending the reach of DMON to additional sites and platforms, and exploring added capabilities to realize the full potential of this realistic, cost-effective training,” said Lisa Harris, Northrop Grumman’s DMON 2.0 program manager. “The innovations we’ve instituted over the years have made the DMON more powerful, more efficient, and more affordable,” she said.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…