Congressman Higgins Announces $10 Million Contract for Amherst Systems
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems has been awarded a $10,367,772 contract with the United States Air Force through the Department of Defense for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter systems.
“Local workers are helping to equip our armed forces with state-of-the-art training equipment and while their work supports our troops, this contract supports the Western New York economy and jobs,” said Congressman Higgins.
This award amends a previous contract allowing for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter wideband units for the United States Air Force. These Joint Threat Emitter systems employ cutting-edge technology used by the Air Force to train members of the military to identify and counter enemy missile and artillery threats. Joint Threat Emitters enable aircrews to train in environments that match actual combat situations. These training systems are critical in preparing members of the military to respond to threats.
The production of the additional units in Western New York is expected to be completed by the end of June 2019. Work on the Joint Threat Emitter program supports more than 75 jobs in the region.