San Diego Business Journal

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a one-year, $8.2 million contract modification in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, according to a Jan. 22 Pentagon announcement.

Specifically, the Navy is exercising options for engines, program related engineering services, integrated logistics and training. Ninety percent of the work will be performed in San Diego — home base for unmanned aircraft programs at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) — and 10 percent of the work will be performed in Point Mugu.

The funds will come from Navy operation and maintenance accounts. The Naval Air Systems Command of Patuxent River, Md. awarded the deal.