Air Force picks provider for crypto systems upgrade

Air Force contract is part of intercontinental ballistic mission engineering and manufacturing development program.

The Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman to upgrade cryptography systems under a three-year, $108 million contract, reports Washington Technology.

The company will develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program, the story said.

The Northrop Grumman-led ICBM prime team is responsible for overall sustainment of the weapon system, including development, production, deployment and system modifications, the story said.