Northrop Receives $350M in Triton UAV, Spares Production Funds From Navy

mq-4c-tritonNorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured $350 million in contract funds to produce MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles, control stations and interim spares for the U.S. Navy.

The company will work on three lot 1 low-rate initial production MQ-4C UAVs,  main and forward operation control stations, tooling and training courseware under a $255.3 million modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

According to DoD,  the Navy also ordered nearly $95 million in interim spares for the initial deployment of Northrop-built MQ-4Cs under a previously issued basic ordering agreement.

Work under both the modification and the order will take place at various locations across the U.S. through August 2020 and the full obligated amounts are from the service branch’s fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds.

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall gave Northrop the green light to commence LRIP for the Triton program last week.

The MQ-4C, derived from Northrop’s RQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft,  is equipped with a multisensor mission payload designed to gather and deliver intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to operational and tactical users.

Check Also

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS Secures $250M Army Tactical Terminal Replacement Contract

Leonardo DRS has been awarded a five-year, $250M contract to replace the U.S. Army's satellite communications terminals designed for tactical users. The contractor will help the Army replace the terminals that are set for decommissioning in fiscal year 2025, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Vicki Schmanske President Leidos Intell Group

Leidos Books Potential $960M CBP Software Dev’t BPA; Vicki Schmanske Quoted

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential five-year, $960M blanket purchase agreement to develop software to support the Customs and Border Protection’s traveler vetting procedures.