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Air Force Buys Five Global Hawks

by: Matthew Potter
November 30, 2009

Category: Business Line, Companies, Congress, Contract Awards, development program, Events, Federal Budget Process, Military Aviation, Northrop Grumman Corp., production program, Services, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

Despite the debate in Congress over how many Global Hawks could be ordered with the 2010 money the Air Force went ahead and used their Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA) money to buy five. The House had written into their version of the Defense Appropriations bill that only three could be purchased due to concerns with delays in the program. The Senate had said five. The bill currently is in Conference as the two versions are reconciled. It is proving to be a long process as their are several key differences between the two.

Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract worth a little over $300 million for the five aircraft plus supporting equipment.

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