Unmanned Aircraft

July 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Bosh Global Services, Newport News, Va., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, multi-year, option-filled contract with a maximum value of $60 million for small unmanned aircraft systems training, logistics support and technical management services. The Army Contracting Command, Natick, Mass., is the contracting activity (W911QY-13-D-0097). 

March 14, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $180.9 million cost-plus-incentive-fee for the sustainment services in support of the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft systems. Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland, Afghanistan and Australia with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2012. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

January 23, 2012

The U.S. Army is planning to test a new long-endurance multi-intelligence unmanned vehicle in Afghanistan this summer. Developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the aircraft resembles a small blimp. It is designed to carry multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads for more than 21 days at altitudes of more than 22,000 feet. Other vertical take-off and landing vehicles the Army is exploring include the Boeing A160 Hummingbird.

January 19, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $30,342,272 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification in support of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system quick reaction capability. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $30,279,377 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for additional engineering services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System program. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded an $8,795,979 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the reset efforts for the Warrior A/Warrior Block 0 Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $91,218,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Reset of MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Tactical Common Data Link and Interoperability Engineering Change Proposal. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded an $11,074,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aerial systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

September 8, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, was awarded a $15,909,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to provide logistical support for the small unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Air Combat Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $26 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for Sand Dragon B. This effort is to develop and deploy an innovative airborne counter-IED capability unmanned aerial system. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

August 8, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded an approximate $13 million contract modification to upgrade unmanned aircraft system WY204 with an alternate heavy fuel engine kit and procure 20 long lead 2.0 liter engines and spares. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Rally Point Management L.L.C., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was awarded an approximate $7 million firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to support small unmanned aircraft systems training requirements. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, and Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, Virginia, are each being awarded a $45 million maximum cost-plus-fixed indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to develop and improve manufacturing processes for all aspects of remotely piloted vehicles/aircraft. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a more than $9 million contract modification to provide engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

December 8, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated recently announced it received an order valued at nearly $5 million under a contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization. The order comprises new Raven small, unmanned aircraft systems, spares, training services and logistics support. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for early calendar 2011.

October 26, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Simi Valley, California, was recently awarded a $17 million contract that establishes not-to-exceed amounts for Puma all-environment capable variant contractor logistics support, training and accounting for contract services in support of Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement CC-0289, entitled, "Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Route Clearance."  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

July 30, 2010
By George Seffers

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, was recently awarded a contract valued at more than $43 million for the engineering, manufacture and development of the small tactical unmanned aircraft system/Tier II unmanned aircraft system III for the U.S. Marine Corps. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

July 26, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Technical Services, Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was recently awarded a $47 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide capability-based rotations support for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and revitalization for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system.  Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., i

July 21, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Md., has been awarded a $37.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the U.S. Army, which increases funds and exercises options on the Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system performance-based logistics contract.

April 27, 2009

Ion Tiger, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research program at the Naval Research Laboratory, is merging UAV technology and fuel cell systems that are more efficient and reduce noise. An Office of Naval Research-sponsored program, the Ion Tiger UAV tests a hydrogen-powered fuel cell design that has more endurance in flight distance and payload weight than battery-powered designs.

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