General Atomics Wins $91M To Support UK’s MQ-9A Program

  • Our Bureau
  • 09:40 AM, June 18, 2019
  • 1680
General Atomics Wins $91M To Support UK’s MQ-9A Program
MQ-9B Predator Drone

General Atomics has won a $91 million contract to support United Kingdom’s (UK’s) MQ-9A Contractor Logistics Support Phase IV Program. 

This contract provides for depot repair, life cycle sustainment, and software maintenance services for UK's MQ-9A fleet. The contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales (FMS) to the UK, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is a UAV capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations. It is the first hunter-killer drone designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. Predator B has an endurance of over 27 hours, a speed of 240 knots true airspeed, can operate at an altitude of up to 50,000 feet, and has a 3,850 pound (1,746 kg) payload capacity that includes 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg) of external stores.

Work is expected to be completed September 30, 2021. 

Also Read

Russian Illyushin to Deliver Beriev Amphibious Aircraft to US, Chilean Customers

June 18, 2019 @ 09:28 AM

Iceland Becomes First EU Country To Use Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAS...

June 18, 2019 @ 08:42 AM

Raytheon To Upgrade US Navy’s Block IV Tomahawk Missile Equipment

June 18, 2019 @ 08:22 AM

General Atomics MQ-9 Drone to Demo Target Identification using Artificial Intelligence

September 18, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

NP Aerospace Wins $79M UK Army’s Armoured Vehicles Maintenance Contract

June 18, 2019 @ 12:29 PM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS