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General Atomics Receives $263M Air Force UAV Production Contract

General Atomics business unit has secured a potential three-year, $263.4M contract to produce MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will build the UAVs in accordance with fiscal 2018 production configuration requirements, the Defense Department said Monday.

The Air Force will obligate the full contract amount from its FY 2017 and FY 2018 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award.

Work will occur at a company facility in Poway, Calif., through Nov. 30, 2021.

MQ-9 is an armed, medium-altitude, long-endurance system designed to support terminal air guidance, target development, precision-strike, close air support, combat search-and-rescue, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The UAV’s baseline employs a multispectral targeting technology composed of multiple visual sensors.

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