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General Atomics Gets $291M Contract for Air Force MQ-9 UAS Support Services

A General Atomics business unit has received a one-year, $291.3M contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch operate and maintain MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will support UAS program and configuration management, logistics, flight operations and depot repair and field maintenance efforts, the Department of Defense said Friday.

GA-ASI will also maintain the system’s software and technical manual, provide field service representative support and manage inventory control points.

Work on the cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract will occur at a company facility in Poway, Calif., and will run through Dec. 31, 2019.

The Air Force obligated $51.4M in fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award.

MQ-9 is designed to perform strike, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, combat search-and-rescue, convoy, target development and terminal air guidance missions.

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