A business unit ofÂ General AtomicsÂ has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army withÂ extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support.
The Defense Department said WednesdayÂ that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliverÂ 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground control stations; one mobile ground control station; and nine universal ground data terminals.
GA-ASI will also provide three lots of spares, three lots of ground support equipment and associated program management.
The modification also includes anÂ option for an additionalÂ five extended range Gray Eagle UAS; five SATCOM air data terminals; and program management support.
DoD said the full obligated amount at the time of award is from fiscal 2016 “other” funds and work will occur inÂ Poway, California through Nov. 30, 2019.
Gray EagleÂ is aÂ derivative of theÂ Predator UAS thatÂ supports reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and attack operations as part of the Army’s aviation modernization plan.