Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Contract: Northrop, $39.9M

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $39,947,203 letter contract for Battle Field Airborne Communications Node (BACN) for EQ-4B Global Hawk. Contractor will provide BACN payload modification, integration, and installation onto the EQ-4B. Work will be performed at San Diego, Calif.; and Palmdale, Calif., and is expected to be complete by May 2, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $10,759,076 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8726-17-C-0004). (Source: DoD, 05/03/17) Gulf Coast note: Global Hawks are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.