Thursday, November 13, 2014

Global Hawk sustainment pact inked

SAN DIEGO – The Department of Defense awarded Northrop Grumman a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for the second year in a row. The new agreement continues an existing contract for Global Hawk maintenance, inventory management, parts procurement and other tasks necessary to ensure the availability of the Global Hawk. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 11/12/14) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawk fuselages are built in Moss Point, Miss.