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Northrop to support US Army’s SEMA fleet

12th December 2017 - 02:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Northrop Grumman has received a $750 million contract from US Army to provide lifecycle services for the Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) fleet, the company announced on 7 December.

The SEMA fixed-wing airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance fleet includes the RC-12X Guardrail, the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System and Airborne Reconnaissance Low aircraft.

The contract has a one-year base period and eight option years, extending to 2027.

Under the contract, Northrop will provide lifecycle services to a total of 75 aircraft. Work will include programme management, systems engineering and modification, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and elective upgrades. The company will be supported by King Aerospace and M1 Support Service.

John Parker, vice president, global logistics and modernisation, Northrop Grumman Technology Services, said: ‘We understand SEMA aircraft and the important and unique role it plays in the collection of actionable intelligence around the world.

‘Our lifecycle services and cutting edge collection of capabilities not only ensure the aircraft is mission capable today, but also well into the future through an offering of innovative improvement and modernisation solutions.’

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