General Atomicsâ aeronautical systems businessÂ has received a potential one-year, $44 million contract to perform risk reduction efforts for the U.S. Navyâs MQ-25 unmanned carrier aerial system program.
The contractor will develop trade space and refine concepts in support of requirements generation prior to the programâs engineering and manufacturing development phase, the Defense Department said Monday.
General AtomicsÂ receivedÂ the contract a week after the military branchÂ awarded a $43.4 million contract toÂ BoeingÂ (NYSE: BA) and a separate $43.6 million contract toÂ Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT) for risk reduction measures in support of the MQ-25 carrier droneÂ program.
General AtomicsÂ will perform work under its sole-source, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract inÂ California and Iowa through October 2017.
The Naval Air Systems Command will obligate the full contract amount from the service branchâs fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.