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General Atomics Wins $98M for MQ-9 Technology Maturation

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued March 30, 2017)

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $98,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the MQ-9 technology maturation effort.

This effort will provide a broad enterprise of activities associated with development of capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

The objective is to develop approved capabilities for the MQ-9 UAS to satisfy criteria to be on-ramped onto a contract to integrate the capability into the MQ-9 fleet.

Each capability will be assessed individually for logistics and engineering implications, risks, impacts, and operational suitability prior to integration on-ramping decisions.

Work will be performed at Poway, California, and orders on this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity will be placed by Sept. 20, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-17-D-2000).