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Northrop Drone Being Used to Monitor Tropical Storm Erika

The U.S. government reported Aug. 26 that an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft owned by NASA is making a 24-hour flight over Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic Ocean to conduct storm research.

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Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B Is Flying Into Its Sunset

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s X-47B carrier-based drone is ending its service life with an aerial refueling exercise, though when that last flight will be was not immediately clear on April 17.

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Northrop Grumman Says Cost Per Flight Hour for Global Hawk Had 'Significant Decrease'

Northrop Grumman Corp. said recently that the cost per flight hour for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft saw a “significant decrease” during 2014, while flight hours rose nearly 40 percent. The business did not disclose dollar amounts.

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Northrop Says Costs of Global Hawk Flight Hours Dropped

Northrop Grumman Corp. said recently that the cost per flight hour for its Global Hawk unmanned aircraft saw a “significant decrease” during 2014, while flight hours rose nearly 40 percent.

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Two Companies Get Clearance to Bid for Certain Defense Contracts

Two companies — Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Information Systems Sector and Computer Sciences Corp. — received indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts letting them bid on software engineering work worth tens of millions of dollars.

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Northrop Grumman Reports Successful Tests of Roadside-Bomb Jamming Device

Northrop Grumman Corp. said on Oct. 16 that its JCREW system — an electronic signal jammer designed to foil roadside bombs — made it through an extensive battery of tests at five Defense Department facilities in preparation for deployment in 2015.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $306.1 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force said on Oct. 1 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $306.1 million, sole-source contract to provide logistics services and sustainment for the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $78M Delivery Order From Air Force

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 23 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a four-year, $78 million delivery order for spare parts for the Block 40 version of the Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

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Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman a $240M Contract for Global Hawks

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $240.7 million contract for three Global Hawk unmanned aircraft of the Block 30 variety, according to an Aug. 15 Pentagon announcement.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $240.7M Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $240.7 million contract for three Global Hawk unmanned aircraft of the Block 30 variety, according to an Aug. 15 Pentagon announcement.

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Northrop Grumman Gets NASA Contract for Drone Work

NASA said earlier this month that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a five-year contract for engineering and maintenance on the space agency’s two Global Hawk high-altitude aircraft, which are hand-me-downs from the U.S. Air Force.

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Northrop Grumman Brings Home the 'BACN'

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. an $89.7 million contract modification for operation and support of its BACN electronics.

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Northrop Grumman Lands $13M for Global Hawk Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $13 million contract covering flight tests for the Global Hawk high-altitude surveillance drone.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $10.8M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said on May 1 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $10.8 million contract to develop something the Navy calls a multicapability pod, which will go on the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $10.8M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said on May 1 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $10.8 million contract to develop something the Navy calls a multicapability pod, which will go on the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

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Northrop Grumman Gets Contract for IED Jamming Systems

Northrop Grumman Corp. will build electronic jammers to foil roadside bombs under a new contract from the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $43.8M Navy Deal for Unmanned Helicopters

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded a $43.8 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. for several unmanned helicopters and one ground control station.

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Australia to Buy Several Northrop Grumman Triton UAVs

The Australian government said it plans to buy several Triton unmanned surveillance aircraft built by Northrop Grumman Corp. in a deal likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Pentagon Proposal Favors Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk Over U-2 Spy Aircraft

In a surprise twist, the Pentagon has proposed retiring the U-2 high altitude spy aircraft in favor of the unmanned Global Hawk, a San Diego product.

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