December 17, 2014 / 12:10 AM / 5 years ago

Northrop Grumman wins $657.4 mln deal to supply drones to S. Korea

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Northrop Grumman Corp has won a $657.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide South Korea with four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft, the company and the Defense Department said on Tuesday.

The contract, which includes two spare engines and ground control components, “will provide critically needed wide-area surveillance capability to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions,” Northrop Grumman said in a statement.

The company added that it aimed to deliver the first Global Hawk in 2018.

Reporting by Peter Cooney; editing by Andrew Hay

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