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GA Wins $39M to Upgrade MQ-9 Ground Stations

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued August 1, 2013)

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $39,455,726 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the MQ-9 Technology Insertion Technical Solution.

This contract action will modify MQ-9 Block 5, Ground Control Station (GCS) Block 30 and GCS Block 50 as required to enable integration and testing of the Tech Insertion capability.

Work will be performed at Poway, Calif., and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2016.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and one offer was solicited and received. 2012 Research and Development funds in the amount of $10,600,000 are being obligated at time of award.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WIIK, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0041)