Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .




UAV NEWS
Northrop Grumman Receives Contract Modification for Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft
by Staff Writers
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 10, 2013


Accumulating nearly 90,000 total flight hours in support of missions throughout the world, Global Hawk can fly for more than 30 hours at an altitude over 60,000 feet.

Northrop Grumman recently received an undefinitized contract award valued at more than $71 million for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system from the U.S. Air Force. Issued by the Global Hawk Systems Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, the award is an add-on to a previous Lot 10 contract for block load and production acceptance infrastructure.

"This contract modification covers a 22-month period of performance from March 2013 through the end of December 2014, bridging the current Lot 10 contract through completion. It will provide engineering support for the production and final acceptance testing of the Lot 10 aircraft and sensors," said George Guerra, vice president of the Global Hawk program for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

"This contract will enable us to continue to provide our troops with Global Hawk's unmatched intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for both domestic and international missions."

The scope of the contract includes support for program management, engineering and flight operations necessary to complete Lot 10 aircraft and sensor deliveries, which will include two Block 30 systems (air vehicles with enhanced integrated sensor suite and Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload, or ASIP, sensors), two Block 40 systems (air vehicles with Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program, or MP-RTIP, sensors), and three ASIP retrofits (sensors installed and flight tested in aircraft purchased in previous lots). Lot 10 deliveries are scheduled for completion by the end of 2014.

The Global Hawk program received the coveted Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award in 2012 for demonstrating the most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness. In fiscal year 2012, Global Hawk operated at a mission-capable rate of nearly 78 percent, exceeding the U.S. Air Force's requirements for 19 consecutive months.

Accumulating nearly 90,000 total flight hours in support of missions throughout the world, Global Hawk can fly for more than 30 hours at an altitude over 60,000 feet. The aircraft provides decision-makers with near-real-time ISR and warfighters with unmatched communications relay capabilities.

.


Related Links
Northrop Grumman
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





UAV NEWS
India uses drones to fight rhino poaching
Guwahati, India (AFP) April 8, 2013
India said Monday it is deploying drones over a reserve to safeguard the rare one-horned rhino from poachers, the first time the country has employed aerial technology to protect wildlife. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gives patrols a new strategic advantage with an eye in the sky, allowing access into previously unreachable areas and a safe view of illegal activities on the ground. ... read more


UAV NEWS
Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Intercepts and Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile in New Test

Japan's missile defence plan: some facts

Poland guarantees funds for missile shield

US to intercept N.Korea missile if allies at risk: admiral

UAV NEWS
Guam heightens alert level after N. Korea threats

US warns N. Korea ahead of expected missile launch

Raytheon demonstrates new Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range integrated fuel system

N. Korea keeps world on edge over missile launch

UAV NEWS
AeroVironment Receives Order US Army for RQ-11B Raven UAVs And Gimbaled Payloads

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract Modification for Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft

US drones kill four in NW Pakistan: officials

Germany looking to buy weaponised drones from Israel

UAV NEWS
Boeing Delivers FAB-T Test Units to US Air Force

Fourth Lockheed Martin MUOS Satellite Entering System Test as Communication Module and Multi-Beam Antenna Installed

Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Upgrade, Enhance NGC2P Tactical Data Link Processor

UAV NEWS
Raytheon awarded DTRA border security contract

Updated Laser Rangefinder/Designator From Northrop Grumman, DRS Technologies Completes Flight Testing

Lockheed Martin to Provide US Army with Simulation-Based Command and Battle Staff Training System

Cobra Judy Replacement radars perform exceptionally during first live-launch test

UAV NEWS
Obama's budget avoids big cuts to US military spending

Lagardere books 1.8 bn euros from EADS share sale

World spends less on military: SIPRI

Antony: India lags in army modernization

UAV NEWS
China and Iceland seal free trade agreement

US-China dialogue to be held July 8-12

Cameron pitches for major change in EU

ASEAN, China to meet on maritime code of conduct

UAV NEWS
Nanotechnology imaging breakthrough

Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Imaging methodology reveals nano details not seen before

Glass-blowers at a nano scale




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement