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Ohio defense company wins a piece of $69M Navy contract

An E-2D Hawkeye assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 maneuvers to its recovery position after a flight around Point Mugu, Calif., on July 26, 2019.

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By THOMAS GNAU | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News | Published: September 3, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.’s Beavercreek office will have a role in a just-awarded, nearly $69 million contract supporting the Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye.

Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems division in Melbourne, Fla. was awarded the $68,883,048 contract for engineering work in support of the delivery of 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to both the Navy and foreign military sales.

Work will be performed in various places across the country, with 6% of the work to be performed in Beavercreek, according to a Department of Defense announcement.

That local site has been growing of late. Last fall, Northrop Grumman said it was expanding its location at 1365 Technology Court, off Research Boulevard, close to the Beavercreek-Kettering municipal border.

There, workers produce composite-material aerospace components.

The Beavercreek facility was expanded by 35,000 square feet in 2017-2018 as a result of an approximate $90 million contract to supply high-temperature composites for the U.S. military. The 154,000-square-foot facility has more than 140 employees.

The work for the new contract will also be performed in Melbourne; Syracuse, N.Y.; Independence, Ohio; and in other locations, with about a third of the work to be performed in Florida, the department said.

The distinctive-looking E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has a rotating rotodome that provides 360-degree surveillance at all times.

Work is expected to be completed no later than January 2023.

Fiscal 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $68,883,048 will be obligated at the time of award.

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