General Atomics to Help Integrate Small-Diameter Bomb Onto Reaper Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with the U.S. Air Force to integrate the GBU-39B/B laser small-diameter bomb onto the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a $17.5 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will utilize a universal armament interface and dual carriage system to equip the UAV with the bomb under the sole-source contract that runs through Nov. 27, 2021.

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