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N-G Gets Funds to Operate The RQ-4 Global Hawk… Somewhere (updated)

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Global Hawk(click to view full) On March 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems in San Diego, CA received a $6 million cost-plus fixed-fee contract for the operation of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance UAV system “in a forward theater of operations for a classified length of time.” The contract includes personnel, equipment, logistics and communication support. A follow-up contract on April 11, 2006 added another $7.1 million to the effort. Work will now be complete July 2006 – and since they’re announcing that, what exactly is the point of saying the time period is classified? Anyway, the Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33657-03-G-4306-0031).

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