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Army drops deal with Sierra Vista contractor

Company employs more than 200
Posted at 12:44 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 20:41:40-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - More than 200 jobs are now at risk in Sierra Vista after the U.S. Army decided not to extend a deal with the contractor.

Northrop Grumman Corporation employs more than 200 people in the state, a spokeswoman for the company told KGUN9.

The contract ends May 10, 2020.

Here is the company's statement:

Thank you for your email and your questions regarding the Hunter program. At this time, I can share the following:

The US Army has formally notified Northrop Grumman that it will not exercise the two option years on the Hunter program following the current period of performance, which ends 10 May 2020. Further information on the status and future funding and disposition of the program should be referred to the US Army. Northrop Grumman has over 200 employees in Arizona supporting the Hunter program. Our employees are our top priority and we are still assessing the impact of this program termination from the U.S. Army. Meanwhile, we are working closely with affected employees for possible redeployment and will provide them with outplacement services and support.

The company has locations at 2700 E. Fry Blvd. and 4067 Enterprise Way in Sierra Vista.