U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman was granted two modifications to previously awarded contracts worth about $47.9 million for the help of the MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft system, the U.S. Division of Defense said on Monday.
According to a press release released by the DoD, Northrop Grumman Systems, San Diego, California, is given $33,755,229 for agency-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee supply order N00019-19-F-0272 against an earlier issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft program.
Under the first award, the corporate is granted $33,7 million for delivery order against an earlier issued necessary ordering deal in support of the MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft system. This order procures material gear and retrofits labor to incorporate the Integrated Functional Capability 4.0 configuration into a retrofit plane and floor segments.
Work is predicted to be concluded in January 2022.
Under the second agreement, Northrop Grumman is given $14,1 million for changes to a previously awarded contract in support of the MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft system. This modification incorporates integrated functional capability 4.0 into low-rate preliminary production Lot 2 Aircraft B12.
The two modifications are worth a combined total of $47.9 million.
In a recent declaration, the corporate stated that flying upwards of 55,000 ft for as much as 24 hours at a time; Triton provides unprecedented, persistent 360-degree maritime domain consciousness through vessel detection, classification, and tracking.
Triton aircraft can combine to fly an orbit, with one airplane on the station and another en-route, providing the Navy with near-fixed coverage of significant lines of ocean and littorals.