Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army.

The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts.

Nine bids were received by the Army Contracting Command via an online-based solicitation.

Contract work is scheduled to occur through March 31, 2023.

The awardees are:

  • AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV)
  • Altavian
  • Blackbar Engineering
  • Elbit Systems’ (Nasdaq: ESLT) EFW subsidiary
  • GECO
  • Innovative Automation Technologies
  • Strata-G Solutions

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