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Northrop Wins $47M for Global Hawk Payloads

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

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

Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems Incorporated, of San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $47,176,105 firm fixed price contract for the purchase and integration of two battlefield airborne communications node (BACN) payloads on two Global Hawk Block 20 aircraft.

These two Global Hawks, designated AF-11 and AF-13, will be provided to Northrop Grumman as government furnished property, then Northrop Grumman will integrate the BACN payload into these two Global Hawk Block 20 aircraft.

The location of the performance is Palmdale, Calif. Work is expected to be completed Aug. 22, 2012, for AF-11 and December 15, 2012, for AF-13.

The contracting activity is the Air Force Material Command, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. (FA8726-09-C-0010 P00041).