by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Nov 01, 2016
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has received a $190 million U.S. Army contract for support work on the MQ-5B Hunter drone program.
In particular, the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers continuation of contractor logistic support for the unmanned system.
Work will be performed in Arizona and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of October 2018.
The Army Contracting Command is the contracting entity.
Northrop's Hunter drones are deployed at Army bases in the United States and overseas.
It is a long-endurance, medium-altitude, multi-mission drone that offers dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Hunter has seen more than 20 years of service.
Northrop Grumman gets Fire Scout drone contract modification
The deal modifies a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract.
Work will be performed in California, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi and other U.S. locations.
The expected completion date is August 2019.
The Fire Scout provides reconnaissance, situational awareness and precision targeting support for ground, air and sea forces. It can operate from guided missile frigates and littoral combat ships.
The MQ-8C variant has a range of 150 nautical miles and a payload capacity of more than 700 pounds.
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