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General Atomics to Extend Range of Reaper UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued March 20, 2017)

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $12,250,789 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on basic ordering agreement FA8620‐15‐G‐4040.

Contractor will fabricate 10 of each:
-- MQ-9 Block 5 extended range installation kits,
-- MQ-9 Block 5 Barrett Asymmetric Digital Datalink Computer installation kits,
-- MQ-9 Block 5 Beyond Line of Sight installation kits,
-- MQ-9 Block 5 VORTEX installation kits,
-- verification/finalization of Installation Kit Interactive Electronic Technical Manual kit documentation, and installation of the aforementioned kits onto MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft.

Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by March 20, 2019. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds have been obligated in the amount of $9,731,841 at the time of the award.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition, and one offer was solicited and received.

Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft System, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-17-F-2351).