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Northrop Grumman awarded $65M MQ-4C Triton contract

Northrop Grumman is awarded a not-to-exceed $65,173,723 advance acquisition contract for long-lead components for the manufacture and delivery of three low-rate initial production Lot 5 M-4C Triton unmanned aircraft for the US Navy and the government of Australia.

Northrop Grumman awarded 65M MQ 4C Triton contract Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Tritons on the tarmac (Picture source: US Navy)

In addition, this contract provides equipment and associated materials for three ground stations for the Navy ; and the government of Australia . Work will be performed in San Diego, California (27.7 %); Salt Lake City, Utah (15.5 %); Baltimore, Maryland (14.7 %); Waco, Texas (9.3 %); Bridgeport, West Virginia (8 %); Red Oak, Texas (6.2 %); and various locations in the continental US (18.6 %).

Work is expected to be completed in June 2020.  This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($38,250,000; 58.7 percent); and the government of Australia ($26,923,723; 41.3 percent) under a cooperative agreement.

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