Northrop Grumman Wins Long-Anticipated Navy Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft Award

By Zachary M. Peterson / April 22, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Northrop Grumman has won the $1.16 billion award for the Navy's unmanned surveillance aircraft, the Pentagon announced at 5 p.m. today. The Navy's requirement for an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial system, dubbed Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS), produced three competitors, all based on variants of existing manned and unmanned platforms. The Northrop winner marinizes its existing Global Hawk drone used by the Air Force. Global Hawk has logged more than 15,000 combat hours for the flying service, company...

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