San Diego Business Journal

Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $35.7 million contract modification for Global Hawk engineering and manufacturing development, the U.S. Defense Department announced recently.

The Global Hawk is the company’s high-altitude, robotic spy aircraft. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the fleet, says the aircraft can stay aloft for more than 28 hours.

The cumulative value of the multiyear contract is slightly less than $2.3 billion.

Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by January 2017.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio awarded the contract.

— SDBJ Staff Report