General Atomics to Manage Predator, Reaper Logistics for $362M; Frank Pace on Firm’s Domestic UAS Efforts

General-Atomics-Aeronautical-Systems-LogoGeneral Atomics-Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $362, 193, 866 contract to perform logistics support and sustainment work for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleets of Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial systems.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers work in Poway, Calif. through Dec. 31, 2014 and the Air Force is obligating $89, 976, 837 in fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Dec. 24.

Work will encompass program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair and depot field maintenance.

Earlier this month, General Atomics demonstrated a sense-and-avoid system for unmanned vehicles. Click here to read General Atomics exec Frank Pace’s insight into which government agencies the company is working with on integrating UAS systems into domestic airspace.

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