Northrop Grumman, San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $39,987,905 modification to a previously awarded contract for procurement of three low rate initial production Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle units. The contract also provides for three ground control stations, three light Harpoon grids, three UCARS systems and six portable electronic display devices. Work is expected to be completed in March 2011. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/23/09) Gulf Coast note: Final assembly work on the Fire Scout is done at the Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss.