Northrop Grumman's Glen Burnie complex will be one of the beneficiaries of a $51 million contract with South Korea for a new helicopter radar system.
The company announced Friday that LONGBOW, a joint venture between it and Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin, received a contract to provide South Korea with six new fire control radars for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter, in addition to spare parts and support.
Production on the radar systems is set through 2015 at Northrop Grumman's Glen Burnie facility near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as at two Lockheed facilities in Florida.
"The Republic of Korea is the 10th international customer for LONGBOW systems," Tom Eldredge, LONGBOW's president, said in a statement. "The LONGBOW FCR is a battle-proven radar system that will provide Republic of Korea Apache pilots with increased situational awareness, survivability and lethality."