The Air Force has ordered three Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft from Northrop Grumman. (Alan Radecki / Northrop Grumman.)
Northrop Grumman was awarded a $114 million contract to build three more Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for the Air Force.
The advance procurement contract covers long lead time items needed to build the Block 30 aircraft, including three enhanced integrated sensor suites, three airborne signals intelligence payloads (ASIPs), and two ASIP retrofit kits to be installed on previously purchased aircraft. The work is expected to be completed in 2015.
The award caps a good week for Northrop Grumman, after South Korea announced it would buy four of the UAVs in an $850 million deal.