Severed wires at Northrop Grumman lead to Air Force investigation

By By Lance Traweek / American Press

During scheduled depot maintenance, a contractor discovered severed wires on a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System

aircraft at Northrop Grumman in Lake Charles, spurring an investigation by the Air Force.

“To ensure the integrity of the

maintenance process, we are working hand in hand with Northrop Grumman

to get to the root

cause,” Chrissy Miner, a spokeswoman for Robins Air Force Base,

said Thursday. “The matter is currently under investigation,

and more details will be released as they come available.”

Northrop Grumman is supporting the Air Force in the investigation, said Gregory B. Harland, a company spokesman.