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Navair Exercises Options On Northrop Fire Scout UAV

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Jan 22, 2016)

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,171,523 modification P00002 to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise options for engines, program related engineering services, integrated logistics, and training in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system.

Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent); and Point Mugu, California (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.

Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,171,523 are being obligated at time of award; all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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