General Atomics has been awarded a $56 million contract for the Spain MQ-9 Exportable Block 5 Procurement program.
Contractor will provide MQ-9 aircraft and its associated equipment. Work is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2019, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Spain.
The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an intelligence collection asset. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons -- it provides a unique capability to perform strike, coordination, and reconnaissance against high-value, fleeting, and time-sensitive targets.
General Atomics wins $349 million worth US Air Force contract for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems support and services. “General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
General Atomics has won $26 million worth two contracts for MQ-9 Block 5 Exportability acquisition and Electrical Safety Improvement (ESIP) retrofit kits. General Atomics won $17 million contract for MQ-9 Block 5 Exportability acquisition for future foreign military sales to France and Spain
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The State Department has approved Spains request to purchase CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters and related equipment for an estimated $1.3 billion
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General Dynamics Electric Boat has won $341 million modification contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for Spanish in-service nuclear submarines. The contract provides for drawings and related technical data; design change documentation; logistics technical data; configuration management; hull, mechanical and electrical engineering; submarine safety design review; non-propulsion plant electrical system engineering; propulsion plant engineering; maintenance engineering and refit/availability technical support, the US department of Defense said in a statement Friday
Finlands Ministry of Defense has reported that there was a breach of Finnish airspace by two Spanish F-18 military aircraft during a NATO surveillance operation. The two aircraft apparently crossed into west of Helsink airspace on Tuesday morning
French Air Forces MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft has marked its first flight Tuesday after taking off from Cognac air base. The flight in French airspace has demonstrated that the air force can autonomously train its Reaper crews, helping it to stop becoming dependent on third-party support, French Air Force announced Thursday
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