Change in contract won't mean job losses at Cherry Point

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 03:36 PM.

“They run electronic threat simulators,” he said. “They provide engineering. They provide communications. They provide logistic support, administrative support, range clearance, in other words, something like grass cutting, facilities management, so they pretty much do everything soup-to-nuts on the Navy range to ensure that the pilots and the aircrews that get exposed to these threat emitters, or that want to utilize the ranges for either air-to-air or air-to-ground operations have that capability.”

The change in contractors won’t impact range operations, said David Apt, vice president of communications for Northrop Grumman Technical Services.

 “We held that contract for 20 years and we’re proud of the work that we did at the CTTR and for the Navy,” Apt said. “Now we are focused on a seamless transition of the contract over to URS.”

Northrop Grumman Technical Services has other contracts for range operations on both coasts, employing about 500 people.

According to a release from URS concerning the contract award, the five-year task order has a maximum value of $343 million.

“URS is proud to support U.S. Naval and Marine Corps aviators. With the addition of CTTR to our range portfolio, URS is a leading open-air training service provider for the Department of Defense,” said Randall A. Wotring, president of federal services for URS.

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