Senators praise Northrop over contract

MOSS POINT, Miss. – Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker praised Northrop Grumman and the city for two separate contracts to build additional unmanned systems at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point. The Navy awarded Northrop a $108.1 million contract for 10 MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, and $255.2 million for three MQ-4C Global Hawks Tritons, for a total of $363 million. Moss Point is where much of the work will be done. “This is good news, both in terms of confidence in our workforce and in terms of maintaining stable production lines for aircraft required by the Defense Department,” Cochran said. “It is clear that Moss Point workers will play a critical role in the future of Navy unmanned aviation.” Said Wicker: “It is clear why the Moss Point facility and its workers are being asked to play a bigger role in producing the next generation of unmanned aircraft. This increased workload is a testament to the high-quality job that they are doing to deliver cutting-edge aircraft to our national defense.” (Source: gulflive.com, 10/04/16)

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