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NG nears contract worth $4B

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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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The U-2/RQ-4 argument has been rather emphatically put to an end, as Northrop Grumman nears being awarded a sole source contract worth a maximum of $4B for support and upgrades of the RQ-4 fleet, ending in 2020.

Upgrades include engine upgrades, ground stations, deicing systems, and the ability to carry other sensors such as the MS-177 camera and the Senior Year system.

It was estimated that it would take four years and $300-400M to get another contractor up to speed to do the upgrades at this point.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on May, 12 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Well, I guess we know who won the LRS-B then...



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Couldn`t be, I remember reading awhile back that NGs bird had crashed and that Lockheed produced a show stopper. Also IIRC Lockheed had recently invested some money into a facility in Florida where the lrs-b is to be stationed, to the best of my knowledge. I try to keep up with you guys over time.




posted on May, 12 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear

No NG didn't crash. They were grounded for 90 days after a close call.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

With all those new technologies, the worst they manage is a "close call"

And yet Airbus can't keep the planes in Spain from falling mainly on the plain.
edit on 12-5-2015 by Barnalby because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

NG didn't crash because they had damn good pilots on board. When I say "close call", I mean everyone watching the launch went straight for a change of shorts, because they KNEW they were watching an airplane crash.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yikes.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: TAGBOARD

From the way it was told to me, no one was sure how the hell they didn't scrape the runway. It was so close most thought they had.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:54 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Nah, they were just showing off. Letting those fighter jocks know whos the daddy.... How low can you go !!!



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: StratosFear

NG's consolation prize. DoD's way of saying, "Thanks for playing, here have a biscuit".



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: nelloh62

Pretty sure that's as low as you can go:




posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Barnalby

NG didn't crash because they had damn good pilots on board. When I say "close call", I mean everyone watching the launch went straight for a change of shorts, because they KNEW they were watching an airplane crash.


Interesting use of word launch...or is that what they call take off??



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

That's a fancy word for the entire process that results in taking off. It's from preflight to wheels up.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Forensick

That's a fancy word for the entire process that results in taking off. It's from preflight to wheels up.


Ok, wondered if you had dropped an Easter egg :-)



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

Nah, not that nice today.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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There is a darkness that breeds within a mans heart




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