Air Force contracts for sensors repairs

SAN DIEGO, May 28 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide sensor-repair support on the company's deployed unmanned aircraft technologies.

U.S. defense company Northrop Grumman announced it will develop an interim repair line separate from its current production line for the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft program with the Air Force.


"Northrop Grumman remains committed to providing the warfighter the most reliable resources to support their needs … the dedicated repair facility will further allow us to make this possible," George Guerra, Northrop Grumman vice president of high-altitude, long-endurance systems, said in a statement.

The interim repair line will be set up by the Air Force and is expected to be operated at Northrop Grumman's Space and Airborne Systems facilities in California.

The company says the facility will be responsible for the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system's integrated sensors suite and enhanced integrated sensors suite repairs.

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