MQ-4C Tritons at a Northrop Grumman test facility in Palmdale, California

The US Department of the Navy plans to award Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems business a delivery order to provide analysis support for demonstration activities involving the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system.

Northrop will support testing of net-enabled weapons and other warfighting technologies designed to maintain UAS-driven sea control as part of the award, the Naval Air Systems Command.

NAVAIR intended to sole-source the award to Northrop because of the company’s “requisite knowledge and experience” designing, developing and integrating Triton as well as ancillary hardware.

In February, Northrop secured a $172.4M contract modification to produce two additional Triton platforms and a ground operating base for the Navy. The award comes a month after the long-distance unmanned aircraft conducted its maiden flight over the Pacific region.

Spource: GovConWire

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