> our title:

Sensor Order Confirms French Plan for 12 Reaper UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued April 24, 2015)

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, has been awarded an $11,699,316 modification (0006) to previously awarded contract FA8620-11-G-4050. Contractor will provide nine multi-spectral targeting systems B turret units, HD electronic units, and associated containers.

Work will be performed at McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2016. This contract involves foreign military sales to France.

Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $10,399,392 are being obligated at the time of award for the U.S. portion.

Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The MTS-B multispectral targeting system is a ball turret with electro-optical, infrared, laser designation, and laser illumination capabilities for the Reaper UAV.
The fact that 9 are being ordered for France, which already operates two Reapers and has just taken delivery of a third, confirms that the French government intends to fully complete its plans to eventually operate a fleet of 12 Reapers.)