Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Contract: Northrop, $32.8M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $32,851,099 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0036) for integration of the original equipment manufacturer radar into the MQ-8C Fire Scout, including, completion of the integration design, systems engineering technical review events associated with the integration design; modifications to Fire Scout software baselines required for the integration; formal qualification testing/system integration testing; A-kit fabrication and installation to support system test and evaluation and ground and flight test. Work will be performed in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (71 percent); Edinburgh, United Kingdom (20 percent); and Santa Clarita, Calif. (9 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2020. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,756,419 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 05/03/17) Gulf Coast note: Fire Scouts are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.