Friday, November 8, 2013

AF orders more Global Hawks

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $114 million advance procurement contract in preparation to build three more RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems and associated sensors. The advance procurement of items associated with three Block 30 aircraft includes three enhanced integrated sensor suites, three airborne signals intelligence payload and two ASIP retrofit kits to be installed on previously purchased aircraft. Work under this contract is expected to be completed in 2015. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 11/08/13) Gulf Coast note: Central fuselage work on the Global Hawks is done in Moss Point, Miss.