Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work 10 Mar, 16, Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation for, but not including, initial operational test and evaluation.  The MQ-8B scope includes providing aircraft maintenance support for two government-owned MQ-8B test aircraft. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California, and is expected to be completed in October 2016.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,280,560 are being obligated at time of award; none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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