Northrop Grumman Information Systems of Reston, Va., was awarded a $77.9 million contract from the U.S. Army to continue supporting the Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS), the company announced April 19.

Northrop Grumman has been the prime contractor on the AMDWS system since its inception in 1996. The system receives, processes and distributes air and missile defense situational awareness information. Under the new five-year contract, Northrop Grumman will continue development of enabling technologies for AMDWS and provide engineering, implementation, testing and training support, the press release said.

The contract was issued by the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity and the work will be performed in Carson, Calif., and Huntsville, Ala.