USAF Awards General Atomics $327M Reaper Unmanned Aircraft Logistics Support Contract

Jeff Brody

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business unit will provide logistics services for the U.S. Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft under a two-year, $327.2M contract.

Work under the sole-source contract will include sustaining engineering, depot repair and maintenance, configuration management and inventory control point and warehouse support, the Department of Defense said Friday.

DoD added the company will maintain technical data and software as well as deploy field service representatives to support the MQ-9 fleet. The department expects all services to be completed Dec. 31, 2021.

The service branch is obligating $59.6M in fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award.

General Atomics designed MQ-9 with sensors, a multimode communications suite and weapons to support military strike, reconnaissance and coordination operations.

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