Northrop to Support NASA UAS Data Collection Test Under $70M Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has landed a five-year, $70M contract to help NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center integrate sensor technology onto unmanned aircraft.

The company will perform engineering, production and technical services under the Global Hawk Skyrange program aimed at demonstrating an alternative approach to collect data with the high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft, the agency said Wednesday.

Northrop's systems business serves as the air vehicle original equipment manufacturer and brings ground systems integration experience, drawings and tooling required by the program.

Contract work began Tuesday and will continue through Dec. 14, 2025. Locations of work include the Armstrong facility, Edwards Air Force Base in California and company sites.

The agency seeks to increase data-gathering efforts with Global Hawk UAS to manage the transmission of telemetry data from hypersonic platforms.

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