Northrop to Provide Airborne Comms Payload for Air Force Global Hawk RPAs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will supply Battlefield Airborne Communications Node units to update the U.S. Air Force‘s EQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft under a $39.9 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will install the BACN payloads onto the Global Hawk RPAs in efforts to support data exchange between pilots.

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