Northrop wins $71M Global Hawk UAV contract

Work will complete Lot 10 of project for sensors and aircraft

Northrop Grumman has won an $71 million undefinitized contract for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system from the U.S. Air Force.

The award is an add-on to a previous Lot 10 contract for block load and production acceptance infrastructure, Northrop Grumman said in a release.

"This contract modification covers a 22-month period of performance from March 2013 through the end of December 2014, bridging the current Lot 10 contract through completion. It will provide engineering support for the production and final acceptance testing of the Lot 10 aircraft and sensors," said George Guerra, vice president of the Global Hawk program for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

Under the contract, the company will provide support for program management, engineering and flight operations necessary to compete Lot 10 aircraft and sensor deliveries, which the company said will include two Block 30 systems.

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