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GA Wins $279M for 24 Reaper Block 5 UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued Feb 4, 2015)

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $279,144,933 fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract (0077) for MQ-9 Reaper production under Basic Ordering Agreement FA8620-10-G-3038.

The contractor will provide 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper aircraft and associated spare parts, support equipment and spares.

Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $279,144,933 are being obligated at the time of award.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.