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Northrop Wins $63M for X-47B Program

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued June 26, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $63,070,969 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-07-C-0055) for the Phase II continuation of post-demonstration activities in support of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program.

These activities include continued X-47B aircraft systems, test bed and flight test support at both shore-based locations and associated carrier detachments, continued development of Fleet Concepts of Operations, X-47B maintenance support, lab and test bed operational support and continued flight test opportunities.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California (70 percent) and Patuxent River, Maryland (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2015. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $45,877,152 will be obligated at time of award, of which $42,551,064 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.