Air Force looks to Northrop Grumman for Global Hawk UAV maintenance through late 2014

Contractor logistics support-or the lifetime maintenance of weapons systems by defense contractors instead of military maintenance personnel-has become big business in recent years, and Northrop Grumman Corp. is cashing-in with a U.S. Air Force contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to maintain the RQ-4 Global Hawk long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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