HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday it received three task orders from the U.S. Air Force worth about $19 million combined under an existing contract to support A-10 Thunderbolt jets.
The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said it received a $4.9 million maintenance task order to identify risk factors and develop maintenance strategies for selected Air Force systems and subsystems.
It also received a $6.1 million aircraft structural integrity task order that continues previous work and is focused on modernizing the A-10's structural integrity.
The third task order is worth $7.9 million and includes investigating and evaluating A-10 weapon system accidents and incidents, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the A-10, and maintaining the A-10 engineering database, the company said.
In afternoon trading, Northrop Grumman shares fell 14 cents to $54.42.