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Northrop Wins $88M for AF Global Hawk Logistics

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $88 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 Air Force Base, Ga. is the contracting activity.

NATO is acquiring five Global Hawks and ground surveillance sensors from Northrop under a $1.7 billion contract, for which the company is the prime contractor.

Funds cover the cost of purchase, aircraft operation and maintenance.

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