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Northrop Wins $3.2Bn for Global Hawk

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Pentagon Contract Announcements

(Source: U.S. Department of Defense; issued Sept 30, 2015

The $3.2 billion contract awarded to Northrop Grumman covers development, upgrade, support of all US Air Force variants of the RQ-4B Global Hawk long-range UAV over the next four fiscal years. (NGC photo)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $3,200,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk development, modernization, retrofit, and sustainment activities for all Air Force variants.

Contractor will provide management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability and maintainability; and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc.

This contract’s ordering period ends on Sept. 30, 2020. Work will be performed at San Diego, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2025.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2013 aircraft initial spares and repair parts procurement funds in the amount of $6,281,178 are being obligated at the time of award.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the primary contracting activity, while Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, may place orders against this contract (FA8620-15-D-3009).