San Diego Business Journal

Northrop Grumman Gets $61.3M Contract Modification for Demonstrator Aircraft Work

By Brad Graves Monday, June 16, 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Triton, being developed for the U.S. Navy, is a variant of the Global Hawk spy drone. (photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp.)

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Triton, being developed for the U.S. Navy, is a variant of the Global Hawk spy drone. (photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp.)

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $61.3 million contract modification for services related to the Triton demonstrator aircraft, the Navy announced on June 13.

Triton is the Navy version of the high-flying Global Hawk spy aircraft.

Under the deal, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide logistics support, maintenance and field service representatives over the next year. Most work will be done at Patuxent River, Maryland — home to the Naval Air Systems command — which awarded the deal. Five percent of the work will be done in Rancho Bernardo, which is the main office for the program. A quarter of the work will be done outside the continental United States.

The Naval Air Systems Command of Patuxent River awarded the deal.