Awards $97 Million Contract to Procure and Modify Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Parallel to the fielding of Block 0 Sky Warriors, the continue to support and enhance the existing tactical fleet. The Army recently awarded Corporation (NYSE:NOC) an order for more UAV systems.
Under the $97 million orderwill deliver 12 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts. The award was made through a modification to the Hunter Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) 2008 contract. Deliveries and support will commence over a period of two years with a third year option.
The air vehicles will be produced by Stark Aerospace, Starkville, Miss.; L-3 Communications, Salt Lake City is providing the datalinks and remote video terminals. Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa provides the communications gear. AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Md. will supply the ground stations andLtd.’s TAMAM Division, from Israel will deliver the EO payloads for the UAVs. APL provides the heavy fuel engine for the aircraft. Work will primarily be performed at ’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Center of Excellence, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and facilities at Starkville, Miss.