Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles was awarded a $90 million task order from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to continue developing a missile defense command and control system that would integrate more types of sensor data than current systems, Northrop Grumman announced Aug. 18.

Under the 30-month Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract, Northrop Grumman will work on techniques to help the United States defend against a large number of simultaneous missile attacks, the company said in a press release. Northrop Grumman also will participate in ground and flight tests meant to validate the performance of the system.