HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said Friday it is among three contractors to receive an Air Force contract worth up to $1.6 billion for weapon system services for the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet.
Northrop Grumman said it will support A-10As and Cs under the 10-year Thunderbolt Life-cycle Program Support contract.
The company's technical services unit will manage the program from Clearfield, Utah. Work also will be performed at Warner Robins, Ga., Bethpage, N.Y., El Segundo, Calif., and Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Northrop Grumman said its team includes subcontractors BAE Systems Control Inc. of Johnson City, N.Y.; Engineering and Software System Solutions of San Diego, Pi-Tech Inc. of Macon, Ga., and Wyle Laboratories Inc. of Lexington Park, Md.
Shares of Northrop Grumman rose 21 cents to $48.38 in early afternoon trading.