Cathy Rice Named Northrop Aerospace Systems Contracts VP; Ken Bedingfield Comments

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Cathy Rice Cathy Rice, formerly director of contracts for military aircraft systems for Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of contracts, pricing and program business operations for the company’s aerospace systems sector. In her previous role, Rice helped lead negotiations for the company’s .7 billion contract with NATO covering five Global Hawk unmanned...

Report: South Korea to Buy Northrop’s Global Hawk for $848M; Raytheon’s Bob Busey Comments

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South Korea wants to purchase four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) unmanned aerial vehicles for nearly 8 million from the U.S., Reuters reported Sunday. Joyce Lee and Andrea Shalal-Esa write South Korea plans to buy those UAVs through a foreign military sales agreement and sign that deal in 2014. Lee Young-geol, administrator of South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, told...

Northrop Wins $170M for Global Hawk Logistics

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $169,851,218 contract modification to continue performing logistics support activities for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. The Air Force is obligating $76,276,405 in fiscal year 2013 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Thursday. Contractor logistics support encompasses fielded...

Northrop Wins $555M to Update AF Global Hawks

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential $555.6 million contract to manage configurations and data for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fleet. The Air Force will issue delivery or task orders to Northrop under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday. Orders will include management services for program, business...

Northrop Wins $434M to Maintain AF Global Hawk Drone

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a 4 million contract to maintain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of Global Hawk drones, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports. The company’s aerospace systems will be responsible for contractor logistics support work on the unmanned aerial vehicles through September 2014, John Keller reports. Keller lists aircraft and engine overhaul, fixing and restoring...

Northrop Prime on Proposed $1.2B Global Hawk Sale

South Korea is requesting to buy four Northrop Grumman-made (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk drones from the U.S. government in a proposed $1.2 billion foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said it notified Congress of the potential transaction Dec. 24, which would include the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. If the sale goes through, South Korea...

Northrop to Help Maintain Airborne Communications for E-11A Aircraft

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a ,176,543 U.S. Air Force contract for platform maintenance on E-11A aircraft, the Defense Department announced Thursday. The company’s maintenance work is for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node Program, under which the company won 6 million in modifications over the summer. That award, announced in July, covers the installation of the nodes on three...

Northrop Wins $88M for AF Global Hawk Logistics

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force logistics services for weapons systems on an unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. The company will help with the branch’s RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet and the Block 30 weapons system. Work under the firm-fixed price contract will occur in San Diego through Oct. 12, 2013 and Robins...

Northrop Wins $156M To Extend BACN Payload Deployment

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won two contract modifications worth a combined $156 million to extend the deployment and operation of communications payloads and for platform maintenance support. The company said a $106 million modification covers Battlefield Airborne Communications Nodes on three E-11A aircraft and three EQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles. That award supports operations...

Northrop Named Prime On $1.7B NATO Surveillance Program

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