ANN has learned the German Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded
a $559 million contract to EuroHawk GmbH, a joint-venture company
formed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS, for the
development, test and support of the Euro Hawk unmanned signals
intelligence (SIGINT) surveillance and reconnaissance system.
In what is surely not a coincidence -- coming on the same day the USAF released its request for
proposal on a new aerial refueling tanker -- EADS
North America told ANN Wednesday it has successfully
completed a series of key milestones with its own Air Refueling
Boom System (ARBS), including fully extending and maneuvering the
refueling boom in-flight.