Air Forces Central has awarded Northrop Grumman a $99 million contract for base security and support services at various installations in the command’s area of responsibility, which spans Egypt and Southwest and Central Asia. Northrop will provide various training, management, and administrative tasks—something it has done since 2005. “Our reachback ability within the corporation provides our nation’s warfighters decades of security management expertise,” said Robert Hill, Northrop’s Technical Services AFCENT program manager. “This experience allows us to anticipate the future requirements and to provide timely and mission-focused solutions.” (Northrop release)
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.