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Northrop Grumman withdraws from US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray UCAAS competition

25 October 2017

Key Points

  • Northrop Grumman announces it will not bid for the US Navy’s MQ-25 programme
  • The company was considered the favourite to win the competition

Northrop Grumman will not bid for the US Navy’s (USN) MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System (UCAAS) competition, according to a company spokesman.

Northrop Grumman spokesperson Tim Paynter said on 25 October that the acquisition approach detailed in the request for proposals (RFP) would require the company to make a bid that would not be in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. He did not respond to a request for further comment.

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