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General Atomics to Build Air Force RPA Ground Control Stations Under $134M Contract

General Atomics business unit has received a potential $134 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce ground control stations for remotely piloted aircraft.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will produce block 30 terminals at a company facility in Poway, California, and is expected to finish work by Jan. 31, 2020, the Defense Department said Friday.

The Air Force obligated nearly $53 million in fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement; and research, development, test, and evaluation funds at the time of award.

GA-ASI manufactures ground control stations designed to help operators manage unmanned aircraft systems such as the Predator and Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper.

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