Satnews Daily
September 27th, 2018

Northrop Grumman Awarded (Maximum) $500 Million HELIOS Contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was one of nine companies that the DIA selected to provide critical support for its Directorate for Science and Technology (DIA/ST).

The HELIOS program provides the opportunity for continued innovation in science and technology for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The agency made the award under its HELIOS Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Northrop Grumman will provide the agency with innovative capabilities for its science and technology missions.

HELIOS is divided into two major technical areas. The aim of these areas is to enhance intelligence; provide strategic warning; and inform research and development, acquisition and operational activities.

Ginger Wierzbanowski, vice president, intelligence solutions, cyber and intelligence mission solutions, Northrop Grumman stated that Northrop Grumman is pleased to continue supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency through the HELIOS IDIQ. The company's work will help ensure the agency can identify, develop and execute the evolving technical capabilities that allow the intelligence community, combatant commands and other federal agencies to achieve mission success.

The $500 million contract ceiling allows Northrop Grumman to continue providing support to DIA in cross-cutting and multidomain sensor and mission technologies, as well as full systems life cycle development and support. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio; Fairfax, Virginia; Huntsville, Alabama and Tucson, Arizona.