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Northrop Wins $17M to ‘Weaponize’ Fire Scout UAV

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued September 22, 2011)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $17,098,027 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Rapid Deployment Capability Weaponization Program in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout System.

This contract includes the installation, engineering, manufacturing, and data development of the weapons systems, which include 12 Stores Management Systems.

Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (75 percent), and Grand Rapids, Mich. (25 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $14,752,952 will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR6.302-1.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0087).