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. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and involves foreign military sales to the government of France, the United States department of defense said in a statement Friday.
The turboprop-powered, multi-mission Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) designated MQ-9 Reaper has an endurance of over 27 hours, speeds of 240 KTAS, can operate up to 50,000 feet, and has a 3,850 pound (1746 kilogram) payload capacity that includes 3,000 pounds (1361 kilograms) of external stores.
Predator B is powered by Honeywell TPE331-10 turboprop engine and integrated with Digital Electronic Engine Control (DEEC).
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 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
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
General Atomics has completed testing of the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the United States Navys development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is a prerequisite for arresting propeller aircraft aboard USS Gerald R
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