Northrop Grumman wins $33M contract for unmanned refueling tanker

07/2/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Pentagon has awarded a $33 million contract to Northrop Grumman to retrofit its unmanned, long-range spy plane, dubbed the Global Hawk, into a robotic aerial refueling tanker. The plane, used for high-altitude reconnaissance missions over Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. military, will be capable of carrying 1,000 gallons of jet fuel in order to refuel another Global Hawk in flight.

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