Northrop wins $555M Global Hawk contract

Northrop Grumman has won a $555.6 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to improve the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle.

The Global Hawk can carry a variety of surveillance and intelligence systems, including near real-time high resolution imagery and other reconnaissance capabilities.

 Task areas under this contract include program, business and technical management; engineering efforts including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability and maintainability.

Under the contract, the company will also provide services including technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources; studies and analysis; design, development, integration, test and evaluation; retrofit requirements; and integrated logistics support.

Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by May 14, 2015.

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