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01:12 PM, June 8, 2017
AAI Corp, Insitu Receive US$950 Million Contracts for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft ISR Services

The US Special Operations Command has awarded multiple contracts worth $950 million to the US firms for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services.

Boeing Co's Insitu Inc and Textron Inc's AAI Corp are each being awarded $475 million contracts for their Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS). The contract includes a 54-month period of performance, with four 12-month ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

The estimated completion date is not to exceed June 2022.

AAI manufactures the RQ-7B Shadow tactical UAV as well as the Aerosonde small UAV. Whereas, Boeing subsidiary manufactures the RQ-21 Integrator and the ScanEagle, which is already in use with SOCOM, along with other US and foreign services.

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