Four Firms to Compete for Tactical UAS Orders Under $100M Army Contract

Jeff Brody

Four companies have won spots on a three-year, $99.5M contract to build drones as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems program. Army Contracting Command received 11 bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via the internet and will provide both location and funding details upon the award of individual orders, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

The awardees are Arcturus UAVTextron‘s (NYSE: TXT) AAI Corp., L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) and Martin UAV. Contract work is scheduled to occur through July 24, 2022.

The service branch is seeking a new UAS platform that can align with its Multi-Domain Operations concept and replace its fleet of RQ-7 Shadow vehicles.

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