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Northrop Grumman Wins $140Mln for Air Force Battlespace Communication System

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The Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $140 million US Air Force contract to provide Battle Field Airborne Communication Node (BACN) operations and support, the Department of Defense said in a press release on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Northrop Grumman has got contract "for Battlefield Airborne Communication Node payload, operations and support," according to the release.

BACN is a relay and gateway system housed on an aircraft that enables real-time information flow across the battlespace between in kind and disparate tactical data links, according to the US Air Force.

Work on the contract will be performed at San Diego in international locations, and is expected to be completed by January 23, 2018, the Defense Department added.

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