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October 2nd, 2019

U.S. Army's Cyber and Comms Development to be Supported by Northrop Grumman and Speedcast Government

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), with the support of Speedcast Government, as one of multiple companies qualified to compete for task orders under an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) R4 contract with no minimum and a ceiling of $981,949,196. Speedcast will provide updates as and when any significant contract orders are secured as part of the contract.

The contract will allow the U.S. Army to procure an entire range of Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) aimed at advancing the force’s tactical capabilities, such as cyber, communications, electronic warfare and signals systems in non-kinetic engagements across warfare domains.

To expand the Army’s non-kinetic arsenal, the contract will support cyber and communications technology development, studies and analyses, integration support, laboratory demonstrations, integrated systems development, testing, performance verification, fabrication, logistics, technical support services and cybersecurity.

Moe Abutaleb, CEO of Speedcast Government, said the company is well positioned to support Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Army with innovative communications solutions and cyber-related technologies to enhance tomorrow’s battlespace. Speedcast Government will bring leading-edge development capabilities mixed with real-world global network operations to enable troops to be more effective and efficient. For the past 15 years, Speedcast Government has provided the U.S. Army and other U.S. government agencies with Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) and wireless/cellular solutions to support connectivity and mobility applications. The firm's engineers are keen to bring new capabilities and innovation via this contract vehicle to optimize our battlespace superiority.