The company will also provide technical and field support under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to ensure the company-built UAS’ readiness for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the Department of Defense said Monday.
DOD added the award includes logistics, mission control and operator training equipment support and reach-back engineering services to the MQ-4C assets of the Navy and the Australian government.
Northrop is set to receive $61.1 million in initial contract funds consisting of the Navy’s fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement and operation and maintenance funds, plus foreign cooperative project funds.
The MQ-4C prime contractor will perform work through March 2022 at various locations within and outside the continental U.S.
Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.