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GA Wins $34M for Special Operations MQ-9 Variant

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Jan 22, 2016)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $34,028,813 order (0014) from basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040 to develop and field the Air Force Special Operations Command MQ-9 Medium Altitude Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) Lead-Off Hitter (LOH) software line.

Contractor will establish, define, and grow a process to rapidly field capabilities.

Included in this effort is to address activities driving software changes such as: software defect corrections, threats, policy or doctrine driven, safety, interoperability, and software changes resulting from hardware upgrades.

Work will be performed at Poway, California; Clovis, New Mexico; and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2018. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $11,898,735 are being obligated at the time of award.

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