According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD, and a press release found on UAS Vision, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), has been awarded a $16,001,592 cost- plus- fixed- fee and firm- fixed- price undefinitized contract action modification (P00017) to a previously awarded contract (FA8620-16-C-3003) for the MQ-9 hybrid release 1 integration and 2407 operational flight program software testing, logistics engineering documentation, technical data, training, specifics and drawings.
GA-ASI, headquartered in Poway, California, is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. The company’s Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA including Predator® A, Predator B/ MQ-9 Reaper®, Gray Eagle, the new Predator C Avenger®, and Predator XP.
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Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Feb. 21, 2021. Fiscal 2017 procurement funds, as well as research and development funds, in the amount of $3,354,632 are being obligated at time of award.
This contract was a sole-source acquisition. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.