Northrop to Help Engineer Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $12.5 million contract modification to perform engineering work on U.S. Army‘s fleet of Hunter unmanned aircraft systems

The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop’s technical services business in Sierra Vista, Arizona, will perform work through Jan. 17, 2019.

Hunter is designed to help Army personnel collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data in the battlefield with the vehicle’s sensors and technology payloads.

The UAS works to distribute ISR data to commanders and soldiers in real time through wideband Tactical Common Data Link.

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