Northrop Grumman Corp, a U.S. weapons maker, was awarded two modifications to a previously awarded contracts worth about $47.9 million for the assist of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system, the U.S. Department of Defense said on Monday.
According to an announcement released by the DoD, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $33,755,229 for firm-fixed-price, price-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N00019-19-F-0272 towards a beforehand issued initial ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in assist of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system.
Under the first award, the corporate is awarded $33,7 million for delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement in help of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned plane system. This order procures materials kits and retrofits work to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 configuration into retrofit aircraft and ground segments.
Work is assumed to be completed in January 2022.
Beneath the second contract, Northrop Grumman is awarded $14,1 million for modification to a beforehand awarded contract in assist of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned plane system. This modification incorporates built-in functional capability 4.0 into low-rate initial manufacturing Lot 2 Aircraft B12.
Production is anticipated to be completed in November 2021.
The two modification are worth a combined total of $47.9 million.
In a current announcement, the company said that flying upwards of 55,000 feet for as much as 24 hours at a time; Triton supplies unprecedented, persistent 360-degree maritime area awareness via vessel detection, classification, and tracking.
Triton aircraft can mix to fly an orbit, with one aircraft on the station and another en-route, providing the Navy with near-fixed coverage of vast swaths of ocean and littorals.