General Atomics Lands $338M Air Force UAS Logistics, Maintenance Contract


General-Atomics-Aeronautical-Systems-LogoGeneral Atomics has received a one-year, $338.2 million contract to perform maintenance, logistics and flight operations support for the MQ1 Predator and MQ9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles of the U.S. Air Force.

The sole-source contract will run through Dec. 31, 2016, and the Air Force has obligated $27.8 million at the time of award, the Defense Department said Friday.

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General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business will also help maintain software for MQ1s and MQ9s as well as manage configuration, inventory control points and depot-level repair of the drones.

The Air Force uses General Atomics-built unmanned aircraft systems to facilitate military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

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