Northrop Grumman Information Systems of McLean, Va., won a $96 million, 38-month follow-on contract to continue supporting development, maintenance and operations of the U.S. missile defense command and control system, the company announced March 20.

Northrop Grumman is one of five major defense contractors on the Lockheed Martin-led Missile Defense National Team responsible for a global Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions a follow-on C2BMC contract, valued at $980 million, in January.

In development since 2002, the C2BMC system integrates the various elements of the U.S. ballistic missile defense architecture, linking sensors and shooters. The majority of the work is being performed in Arlington, Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Colorado Springs, Colo.

Other members of the National Team are General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems of Fairfax, Va.; Boeing Missile Defense Systems of Huntsville; and Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems of Garland, Texas. Raytheon in February announced it had received a $38.1 million subcontract on the program.