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Rep. Napolitano Congratulates Northrop Grumman of Azusa on Grant for New Weather Forecasting Instrument

November 19, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) released the following statement on the awarding of $121 million contract to Northrop Grumman of Azusa by NASA for the construction and implementation of a new weather forecasting instrument:  

“We congratulate Northrop Grumman for achieving this significant contract. These critical federal funds will help our nation better prepare for future drought cycles, saving us money and resources in the long run. We are thrilled this instrument will be manufactured at Northrop Grumman’s plant in Azusa, keeping good paying jobs in our San Gabriel Valley.”

Northrop Grumman will be responsible for building and delivering the third Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). ATMS provides critical data that allow forecasters to improve predictions of storm tracks, precipitation, and weather patterns.

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