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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.

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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