Northrup Grumman to protect marines
RESTON, Va.--U.S. Marine Corps bases in the Marine Corps Central Command area, which includes Iraq, Djibouti and Kuwait, will be getting security help from Northrup Grumman, which received a nearly $8 million delivery order in early November. The order is part of the $498 million Integrated Base Defense Security Systems contract awarded by the Air Force to Northrup Grumman in August 2003, which was intended to help meet worldwide installation-security requirements. This portion of the award will allow the Marines to take advantage of the Enhanced Tactical Automated Security System, an advanced open-systems command-and-control platform Grumman developed for the Air Force. Grumman will also integrate the Marines' ground-surveillance radars, fiber-optic sensors, thermal imagers and CCTV.