Northrop Grumman Inks $36M Contract with Air Force for Work in La.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has a contract for up to nearly $36 million worth of work on B-52 parts at its repair plant in southwest Louisiana.

The Air Force contract is among those signed Wednesday by the Pentagon and described in a daily list.

Northrop Grumman was hired to repair 174 removable engine coverings called nose cowls for B-52 bombers. The Air Force has more than 75 of the planes, and each has eight engines, according to an Air Force fact sheet.

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Northrop Grumman is based in McLean, Virginia. The work in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is to be completed by July 2021.

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