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Northrop Wins $42M to Navalize UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

Source: US Department of Defense; issued May 16, 2011)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $42,000,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0041) to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration.

Work will be performed in Moss Point, La. (71 percent), and San Diego, Calif. (29 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.