Northrop Lands $203M Option on Air Force Global Hawk Logistics, Sustainment Contract

RQ-4-Global-HawkThe U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a potential one-year, $203.5 million contract modification to continue to provide sustainment and logistics support for the service branch’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems.

The company will supply additional materials and provide maintenance, planning and operations services to exercise an option on a contract awarded in October, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

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Work will occur in San Diego through June 30, 2017, according to DoD.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will obligate $69 million from the military branch’s operations and maintenance funds for fiscal 2016 at the time of award, DoD said.

Northrop also received a potential 10-year, $3.2 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in September 2015 to retrofit and sustain all variants of the service branch’s Global Hawks.

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