Pentagon, Senate win in bid to secure $554M for Global Hawk

12/24/2009 | San Diego Union-Tribune

Northrop Grumman Corp. says about 1,000 California jobs were saved when congressional negotiators agreed over the weekend to build five additional Global Hawk aircraft next year, as the Pentagon requested. Defense appropriators in the House had proposed building just two of the high-altitude drones, while the Senate had backed the Pentagon's request for five aircraft at a cost of $554 million.

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