Friday, June 27, 2014
Contract: Northrop Grumman, $63M
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $63,070,969 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-07-C-0055) for the Phase II continuation of post-demonstration activities in support of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program. Activities include continued X-47B aircraft systems, test bed and flight test support at both shore-based locations and associated carrier detachments, continued development of Fleet Concepts of Operations, X-47B maintenance support, lab and test bed operational support and continued flight test opportunities. Work will be performed in San Diego (70 percent) and Patuxent River, Md., (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2015. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 06/26/14) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman makes portions of two other UAV’s, Fire Scout and Global Hawk, in Moss Point, Miss.