The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $97 million contract to procure, modify, and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B UAV aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts. The Hunter Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance contract is to be carried out under the contractor logistic support (CLS) 2008 contract, a cost-plus-fixed-fee effort with a life span of up to five years. The award was made through a modification to the Hunter CLS 2008 contract and will be performed over a period of two years with a third-year option. Northrop Grumman's teammates include Stark Aerospace, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins, AAI Corp., APL GmbH, and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.'s TAMAM Division. Work will primarily be performed at Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence, Sierra Vista, AZ, and facilities at Starkville, MS.