Pentagon Places Half a Billion Dollar Drone Order With Northrop Grumman


RQ-4 Global Hawk/Operation New DawnThe Department of Defense has place a half billion order of drones with Northrop Grumman. Reuters reports that the $555 million contract is for Northrop’s Global Hawk drones:

Northrop Grumman Corp has won a contract worth up to $555.6 million for modernization of the high-altitude Global Hawk unmanned plane, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

The company’s contract with the Air Force runs through May 14, 2015, the department said in its daily digest of big weapons deals.

The contract covers a wide range of activities, including management, engineering efforts, reliability, availability and diminishing manufacturing sources.

Photo: A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft assigned to the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, has its pre-flight checks accomplished by maintenance technicians prior to a flying mission Nov. 23, 2010, while deployed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s