Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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F-16 Radar Contract TINA Violation

Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Sensors Systems Division agreed to pay $5.3.million to settle alleged violations of the Truth in Negotiations Act involving two Foreign Military Sales type contracts for the APG-66 fire control radar used aboard the F-16 aircraft. (Both contracts were initially awarded to Westinghouse Electric Corp., Electronic Systems Group, which Northrop acquired in 1996.) It was alleged that during contract negotiations, Northrop made misrepresentations about its intention to make certain parts of the system “in-house.” As a result, the contract was negotiated at a substantially higher price. Northrop denied any wrongdoing.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement - approx.
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $5,342,736
Further Information Released
DCIS Press Release 3/5/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database