Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provideÂ multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army.
The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders coveringÂ long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-ownedÂ 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)
- Blackbar Engineering
- ElbitÂ Systems’ (Nasdaq: ESLT) EFW subsidiary
- Innovative Automation Technologies
- Strata-G Solutions