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Northrop to Demo X-47B Autonomous Aerial Refueling

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec. 21, 2012)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $9,736,031 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-07-C-0055) for Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) demonstration activities in support of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program.

Services to be provided include completion of Delta Critical Design Review (DCDR), surrogate testing, preparation for the X-47B demonstration, travel, and support technical data for the AAR demonstration activities.

Work will be performed in Manhattan Beach, Calif. (70 percent) and Patuxent River, Md. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2013.

Contract funds in the amount of $9,736,031 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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