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GA Wins $377M for Reaper Block 5 UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Oct. 18, 2013)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a maximum $377,400,000 not-to-exceed delivery order, undefinitized contract award (0050) on an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for fiscal 2013 MQ-9 Reaper production.

Contractor will provide 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper aircraft, shipping containers, initial spares and support equipment.

Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2016. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

Fiscal 2013 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $305,000,000, Fiscal 2012 standard equipment procurement funds in the amount of $3,800,000, and Fiscal 2012 spares procurement funds in the amount of $68,600,000 are being obligated at time of award.

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WIIK, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 is the contracting activity. (Awarded Oct. 15, 2013)