Text Size
August 7, 2008
NASA Awards Global Hawk Support Contract to Northrop Grumman

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif – – NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a multi-year contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems Division of San Diego for engineering and technical services in support of the center's planned operation of two Global Hawk aircraft.

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, sole-source contract is for a five-year period with a value not to exceed $25 million. The agreement covers the period from Aug. 6, 2008 through Aug. 5, 2013.

The contract supports Dryden's planned operation of the two aircraft, their associated ground control station and related systems. Technical assistance will include analysis, design support for unique systems, simulations, software development and engineering, and operational and manufacturing support as needed.

Dryden will use the autonomously operated unmanned aircraft for missions supporting NASA's Science Mission Directorate and the Earth science community that need high-altitude, long-endurance, long-distance airborne capability.

The two pre-production Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration aircraft were recently transferred to Dryden from the U.S. Air Force, which had no further requirement for the craft.

For more information about NASA's use of the Global Hawk, visit:


- end -

text-only version of this release

To receive status reports and news releases issued from the Dryden Newsroom electronically, send a blank e-mail message to dfrc-subscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to dfrc-unsubscribe@newsletters.nasa.gov. The system will confirm your request via e-mail.


Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273
Edwards, California 93523
Phone 661-276-3449
FAX 661-276-3566

Alan Brown
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

Steve Cole
NASA Headquarters, Washington

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe to afrc-request@newsletters.nasa.gov

To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message with the subject line unsubscribe to afrc-request@newsletters.nasa.gov

Image Token: 
Image Token: 
Page Last Updated: July 10th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator