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Northrop Wins $19M for MQ-8B Deployment Support

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued September 28, 2011)

Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $18,650,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in support of the deployment of the MQ-8B vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.

Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent) and Patuxent River, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $1,434,742 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR 6.302-1.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0094)