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Northrop Gets $255M Contract Modification for Lot 3 MQ-4C Triton UAS Production

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a four-year, $255.3 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to produce a third batch of MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems.

The company will provide three low-rate initial production MQ-4Cs to the service branch under the modification, the  Defense Department said Thursday.

DoD added that Northrop conduct trade studies and provide tooling support for the Navy’s Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office.

Northrop will perform work through December 2021 at various locations in California, Indiana, Maryland, North Dakota, Mississippi, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Quebec and various locations within the U.S.

Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command will obligate the entire modification value from the service branch’s fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.

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