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08:21 AM, January 5, 2017
General Atomics Wins $56 Million To Provide MQ-9 Drones To Spain
USAF MQ-9 Reaper UAV (Image: General Atomics)

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. 

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