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Northrop Wins $262M for Unmanned Helicopters

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued April 23, 2012)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $262,336,248.

The contract provides for the development, manufacture, and test of two vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAVs); production of six air vehicles; and spare parts in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort.

Work will be performed in Moss Point, Miss. (47 percent); San Diego, Calif. (46 percent); and Yuma, Ariz. (7 percent). Work is expected to be completed in May 2014.

Contract funds in the amount of $24,890,203 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 (N00019-12-C-0059).