Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Northrop gets new RQ-4 contract

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman a contract valued at $276 million for operations and maintenance support of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. The contract calls for training and peacetime operations support for fiscal years 2009 and 2010. It will also provide operational assistance for new forward operating locations in Guam and Italy. Northrop Grumman's contract teammates are L-3 Communications, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce. (Source: Globe Newswire, 01/28/09) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are made in part in Moss Point, Miss.