Northrop Grumman Wins $164M Deal To Aid Hunter UAS Program

Northrop Grumman Corp subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., recently secured a contract for providing fleet support to the Hunter unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The deal is expected to be completed by May 9, 2020.


Valued at $163.9 million, the contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL. Per the terms of the deal, the company will conduct operations, maintenance, engineering, re-engineering and remanufacturing of the Hunter unmanned aircraft system.

Work related to the deal will be executed in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Attributes of Hunter Aircraft

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-5B Hunter is a long endurance, medium altitude, multi-mission, tactical UAS. It has been optimized to provide the Army division and corps commanders with a dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability.


Hunter conducts battlefield surveillance using multiple sensors including its multi-mission EO/IR/LD/LRF/Illuminator and SIGINT payloads. Its multi-payload capability provides enhanced situational awareness and the ability to proactively plan and execute decisive combat operations.


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