Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected by the U.S. Air Force for multiple awards to support the first Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) home station in the continental United States.

Built on Northrop Grumman’s lineage in delivering end-to-end communications, networking solutions and experience keeping fleets flying across the globe, the awards include home station activation to establish the BACN ground and payload operations and support at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia. The awards also include training for Air Force personnel to operate the BACN payload and platform.

The company will provide global sustainment and operations for technology-infused contract logistics support for worldwide deployment of both the platform and the BACN payload capabilities, including associated support equipment.

Additionally, the contracts include modernization with Ka-Band SATCOM upgrades overseas, which will enable new missions for the warfighter, enhance command and control beyond line-of-sight to nearly global coverage and provide highly resilient communications with increased bandwidth and quality of service.

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