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US Air Force Orders 40 MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft for $319M

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued December 8, 2011)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $319,236,484 firm-fixed-price contract for 40 MQ-9 Block 1 aircraft, and 40 aircraft containers.

The location of the performance is Poway, Calif. Work is expected to be completed September 2013. This was a sole-source acquisition; one proposal was received.

ASC/WIIK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038 0017).