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Northrop Grumman to Upgrade Global Hawk Communication Security

October 1, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $33,872,569 modification (P00045) to previously awarded contract FA8620-10-C-4000 for International Maritime Satellite/Communication Security upgrade retrofit to the entire U.S. Air Force Global Hawk air vehicle fleet, ground systems and spares. Work will be performed at Palmdale, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $33,872,569 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Replace Global Hawk Module

June 2, 2014

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, has been awarded a $13,039,369 modification (P00512) to F33657-01-C-4600 for the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite (EISS) Timing and Control (TAC) Module A-3 replacement effort. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $2,318,001,044. The contract modification is for the completion of flight tests necessary to ensure the EISS TAC module and associated software developments are compatible to the Global Hawk aircraft in form, fit and function. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Develop Global Hawk Radar

May 2, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, Calif., has been awarded a $6,567,841 modification (P00264) to F19628-00-C-0100 for radar system development and demonstration schedule extension. The contract modification is for Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) radar system development and demonstration alignment with the Global Hawk Block 40 program schedule. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massacusetts, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman to Provide Global Hawk Communications Spares

September 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $7,902,648 delivery order (0001) to firm-fixed-price contract (F8620-13-G-0001) for Global Hawk spares. The contract award is for ground segment communications spares. This contract will provide spares for ground and communications systems to help ensure mission success. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Global Hawk Support Funds

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $169,851,218 (estimated) cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0001) on a definitization of an undefinitized contract action (FA8528-13-C-0005) for contract logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk. The contractor shall provide all logistics support activities, which includes fielded air vehicles, engines, payloads, ground segments and support segments. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman’s BAMS-D Contract Modified

September 9, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $9,981,663 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0117) for additional operations and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance - Demonstrator, Unmanned Aircraft System, also known as the Global Hawk Maritime - Demonstrator. The services include manpower to increase BAMS-D operational tempo from the current nine maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions per month to a sustained level of 15 missions per month. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
 

Northrop Grumman Awarded $555 Million to Modernize Global Hawk

May 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a maximum ceiling $555,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Global Hawk modernization. The tasks on each delivery or task order will fall into, but are not limited to, the following categories:  management, including program, business and technical areas; engineering efforts, including configuration management, data management, reliability, availability& maintainability, and related areas of concern such as technical refresh, diminishing manufacturing sources, etc.; studies and analyses; design, development, integration, test and evaluation; retrofit requirements; and integrated logistics support. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Northrop Receives Global Hawk Funds

April 23, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $35,696,841 contract modification for Global Hawk engineering and manufacturing development. The total cumulative face value of the multi-year contract is $2,297,747,550. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WIGK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

Northrop Awarded More than $400 Million for Global Hawk Support

March 27, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an estimated $433,518,021 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for the RQ-4 Global Hawk fielded weapon system. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Northrop Grumman Receives Two Global Hawk Contracts

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $22,917,927 cost plus incentive fee contract for the software maintenance and flight test portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) Block Load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allow the contractor to participate in planning, provisioning, conducting, analyzing and documenting an integrated Global Hawk combined developmental and operational flight test program. The company also has been awarded a $14,757,964.50 firm fixed price contract for the infrastructure portion of the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) Block Load effort, which provides for the necessary tasks that allows the contractor to manage the day-to-day EMD contract operations for the Global Hawk Weapon System including Air Vehicle, Ground Segment and Support Segment. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

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