Thursday, January 26, 2012

Block 30 cut disappoints NG

Northrop Grumman said it's disappointed with the Pentagon's plans to cancel the Global Hawk Block 30 program and perform its missions with the U-2. But the company said it will work with the Pentagon to assess alternatives to the program's termination. The company said that just a few months ago the Pentagon published an acquisition decision memorandum that said continuation of the program is essential to national security. Northrop, however, also said it's pleased with the continued support for the Global Hawk Block 40 and the Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance system. (Source: Northrop Grumman via PRNewswire, 01/26/12) Gulf Coast note: Central fuselage work on the Global Hawk is done in Moss Point, Miss. Previous post