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Northrop Grumman's Bethpage unit wins $70 million in contracts

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Bethpage unit has won a series of defense contracts worth more than $70 million in recent weeks, officials said.

The latest contract, announced this week by the Defense Department, is a $21.6 million addition to a previous contract designed to enhance anti-submarine and mine countermeasure capabilities for littoral combat ships, a class of Navy ships that operate close to shore. Almost $9 million of that contract is earmarked for Northrop's Bethpage unit.

In November, the Defense Department announced a $194.7 million contract modification on electronic attack equipment for Boeing EA-18G early warning aircraft.

Bethpage would get about $64.3 million for its 33 percent share of the work on the carrier-based jet. Work is scheduled to be completed in December 2016.

"All these contracts create a strong and growing business base in Bethpage," said Doug Shaffer, director of electronic attack/maritime systems integration at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and Bethpage site manager.

"The team is looking forward to moving into our newly renovated facility on South Oyster Bay Road starting in the beginning of the new year," he said.

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