Northrop Grumman reveals first Navy unmanned combat aircraft

Dec. 17, 2008
PALMDALE, Calif., 17 Dec. 2008. Northrop Grumman unveiled the first of the U.S. Navy's new unmanned combat aircraft yesterday at a ceremony attended by Navy officials, state and local government representatives, suppliers and Northrop Grumman employees. The new aircraft, designated the X-47B Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), is the first of two aircraft Northrop Grumman will produce for the Navy to demonstrate unmanned combat aircraft operations from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

The Navy awarded the demonstration contract to Northrop Grumman in 2007 and aircraft assembly was completed in just over a year.

BLUE BELL, Pa., 18 Dec. 2008.The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awarded Unisys a task order to provide services supporting and maintaining mission-critical Department of Defense applications at DISA's Systems Management Center (SMC) in Ogden, Utah.

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