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AECOM’s URS Subsidiary Wins $961M Contract to Help Manage USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft

The URS Federal Services business of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has won a potential $961 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain three kinds of remotely piloted aircraft. URS will provide organizational-level maintenance support for the Air Force’s MQ-1  Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk RPA platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the …

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General Atomics Unit Gets Air Force Order for Reaper Software Development Work

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — An affiliate of General Atomics will develop, deliver and sustain software for the Air Force Special Operations Command’s and Air Combat Command’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a potential $49.3 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the sole-source U.S. Air Force award to General …

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Air Force May Transfer General Atomics-Built Predator RPAs to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2018 — Some of the U.S. Air Force‘s General Atomics-built MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft may be transferred to the U.S. Navy as the air fleet transitions to the MQ-9 Reaper by the end of the year for additional capacity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The War Zone reported …

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General Atomics Expands Industry Team to Address Australian RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has added five more industry partners to support work on an Australian government project that aims to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the new members of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-led Team Reaper …

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China: We are ‘Ready to Mass Produce’ Reaper-Like CH-5 Drone

China announced it is ready to mass produce the Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5,) a strike-capable, Reaper-like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV,) according to Ou Zhongming, project manager at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics. The CH-5 outperforms all other Chinese-drones when it comes to operational endurance and payload …

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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft. The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it is buying and managing drones, …

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Weatherington: DoD Has Made ‘Huge Leap’ Forward in Unmanned Systems

The Department of Defense has made “a huge leap” forward in unmanned systems in five years, said Dyke Weatherington, currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD) (AT&L.) Speaking at the Potomac Officers …

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General Atomics to Provide Phase 1 Logistics Support for France’s Reaper Fleet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a one-year, $24 million delivery order to provide Phase 1 logistics support for France’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. GA-ASI will perform work in Poway, California, through Dec. 31, 2017, …

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General Atomics to Expand Spain’s Reaper Fleet Under $57M Air Force Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics‘ business unit a two-year, $56.7 million order to add new units to Spain’s fleet of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide MQ-9 aircraft and associated equipment through …

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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver program, configuration and inventory control point management, as well as depot field, technical manual and software maintenance under the …

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