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Thursday, January 29, 2009

USAF Awards RQ-4 Sustainment  Work

Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force, valued at $276 million, for operations and maintenance support of the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

The contract calls for continued training and peacetime operations support in fiscal 2009 and 2010 for the current fleet of eight Global Hawks stationed at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., or deployed in theatre. It also provides operational assistance for two new forward operating locations at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

Work under the contract, including ongoing engineering, data and configuration management, global supply chain management, spares and repairs, technical data and field services as well as maintenance, will be performed by the 560th Aircraft Sustainment Group at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga.

Other companies working under the contract include L-3 Communications in Salt Lake City, communication system; Raytheon Co., Waltham, Mass., integrated sensor suite and ground station; and Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis (engine).

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