Most renowned for its airborne combat radars, the local unit of Northrop Grumman Corp. has won a pair of contracts that illustrate how the division is branching out and looking overseas for business.
A British company has awarded $5 million to a unit of the Linthicum-based Electronic Sensors and Systems Division to help develop an anti-submarine warfare sonar for the United Kingdom. The contract, from Babcock Defence Systems Ltd., eventually could top $150 million.
The Northrop Grumman division's Anti-Submarine Warfare and Ships Systems unit in Sykesville will perform the work.
The project involves assembling sonar systems for a device towed behind Royal Navy frigates. The unit also is bidding to build hull-mounted sonar for the United Kingdom.
In another contract, the Postal Service has awarded $13 million to the division's Automation and Information Systems unit in Baltimore to build mail-processing computers.
The 880 units will help scanners at postal distribution centers read bar-coded address labels faster and more accurately, the company said.
Pub Date: 4/22/97