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The manufacturer said it is relocating the corporate headquarters of its St. Louis-based defense group to be closer to the U.S. capital.
Instead, the U.S. will supply Sikorsky Black Hawks for the Afghan Army.
Major win for best-selling twin turboprop over rival C-27J, and the new Embraer KC-390 jet, after a long evaluation.
India and the UK are the other customers to date; Boeing is wooing British suppliers to offset an expensive, uncompeted buy.
The sensor manufacturer plans to improve the range, performance and cost of the pocket-sized surveillance system the British military uses.
MiG-29K and Su-33 jets are lost, and Su-33s flew the initial strikes on Syria, contrary to expectations.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently instructed Northrop Grumman to build a second test vehicle.
A Mk 1A version will feature improvements, but the extent of indigenous versus foreign radar content remains unclear.
The manufacturer plans to begin delivering the MQ-9 Reaper variant to the UK Royal Air Force in late 2018.
The company claims that pre-qualifying software to a very high standard will save time and money later on.