The Department of Defense announced 64 separate contract awards worth $3.51 billion Wednesday. Of these, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) won four:

  • an $85.3 million contract to support U.S. Army Small Tactical Radar -- Lightweight (STARLite), Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI) systems.
  • a $40.4 million contract to pay for all logistics support activities needed to support RQ-4 Global Hawk drones and their subsystems in the field. Northrop will be responsible for supporting fielded air vehicles, their engines, payloads, ground segments, and support segments through Sept. 30, 2014.
  • a $40 million contract to perform engineering services on T-38 Talon trainer jets and F-5 fighter aircraft for the U.S. Air Force through Sept. 27, 2018. Northrop's primary role here will be checking and ensuring systems integrity (airworthiness) on the aircraft.
  • and finally, a $24.1 million contract to overhaul seven different Tailpipe components on Air Force B-2 stealth bombers by Sept. 30, 2017.


Fool contributor Rich Smith has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Northrop Grumman. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.