Japan Chooses Bell Boeing-Built Osprey Aircraft, Northrop’s Global Hawk ISR System; Caroline Hutcheson Comments

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Japan has moved to purchase the Bell Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for an undisclosed amount through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the East Asian nation also procured the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-developed Global Hawk unmanned surveillance system and E-2D Hawkeye aircraft. Boeing spokesperson...

Air Force Awards $306M Global Hawk Logistics Contract to Northrop

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide logistics and sustainment support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk weapon system through the end of September 2015 under a $306.1 million contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday the deal includes material and services to support planning, operations and maintenance work on the Global Hawk. Northrop will receive an obligated amount...

Northrop to Produce 3 More USAF Global Hawks for $345M; Mick Jaggers Comments

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $354 million contract to manufacture three additional Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The order will increase the number of RQ-4 Global Hawks operated by the branch to 37 by 2017, Northrop said Monday. “Even as Global Hawk flight hours increase each year, we are striving to reduce the overall operating cost of the system...

Report: Japan Plans to Buy Northrop-Made Global Hawk Drones

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Japan plans to invest approximately 372 million dollars over the next decade to buy new unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a military fleet expansion, Defense One reported Monday. Daniel Medina writes that an IHS Jane’s senior analyst has indicated that the Japanese government is interested in acquiring Northrop Grumman-made (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk UAVs as well as missile-tracking drones. “They...

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 $1.7 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 $848 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,...

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 $434 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...

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...