General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $295,654,506 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production for the US Air Force.
This contract provides for production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2017 production configuration. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2021, a US DoD release said.
The MQ-9 Reaper is the primary offensive strike unmanned aerial vehicle for the US Air Force. With its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons. It can perform strike, coordination, and reconnaissance against high-value, fleeting, and time-sensitive targets.
General Atomics has been awarded a $329 million contract for MQ‐1 Predator and MQ‐9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft support and services. This contract provides for core management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance, US department of defense said in a statement Friday
Houthi forces in Yemen have claimed to have shot down a US MQ-9 surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa. “A military source said (Houthi) air defense shot down a U
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following its flight through multiple classes of non-segregated airspace. The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz
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
The Trump Administration has okayed a $2 billion sale of Guardian MQ-9B unarmed drones to India for maritime surveillance. The approval comes during the time when leaders of both the nations prepare for their first face-to-face meeting
The US Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1Predator Attack drone in early 2018 and shift to the more modern MQ-9 due to its increased speed, high-definition sensors and the ability to carry more munitions. These combat attributes allow the MQ-9 to complete a wider array of mission sets which can help the Air Force stay prepared in the fight
General Atomics has been awarded a $123 million contract for the France 3rd/4th Systems MQ-9 Block 5 procurement program. Work is expected to be completed May 1, 2020
General Atomics has been awarded a $133 million worth contract to provide advanced sensor for the US Air Forces Reaper drones as part of the modernization effort to upgrade MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and attack UAS. According to Department of defense press release, the contractor will complete the development, integration, and flight test of an advanced sensor into an MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle in realistic test scenarios at continental U
General Atomics has been awarded $39.5 million to provide additional unmanned air system intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance surge support for Marine Corps Task Force
General Atomics has won $36 million modification contract for MQ-9 Reaper production of spare engines and engine shipping containers. This contract provides for the production of MQ-9 spare engines and engine shipping containers in the fiscal 2016 production configuration
General Atomics has set a new endurance record with its Avenger Extended Range (ER) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) drone when it flew 23.4 continuous hours in a representative Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) configuration while carrying out a simulated reconnaissance mission
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