UAS

December 30, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Industry and hobbyist groups have partnered with the federal government to launch a campaign geared toward educating the soaring number of drone enthusiasts who are taking to the skies.

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $102,588,732 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the services in support of the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $355 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure Tactical Common Data Link Retrofit Kits and related equipment for the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Elkins Constructors Incorporated, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $15,057,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a new training facility at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The proposed new construction will consist of a new Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft system operator training facility and a new P-8A maintenance training facility.  The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, is the contracting activity.

June 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Longbow Limited Liability Company, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $6,986,376 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of an existing contract to support the low-rate initial production of the Lot 2b radar electronic unit and unmanned aerial system tactical common data link assembly. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 11, 2012
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, recently announced that it has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army. The order consists of Puma AE and Wasp air vehicles, ground stations, training, and logistics support. Contract options could increase the procurement to a total of 30 systems.

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $141,832,994 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

January 6, 2012
By George Seffers

BAE Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, was awarded a $12,290,244 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for T-Pod Systems on the MQ-1C Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, 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.

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, has recently been awarded several contracts. The first is a $49,181,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity requirements contract to provide research and analysis to replace existing handheld biometrics, which currently lack the required reliability, quality, and supportability. Research will provide biometric system assessments, technology, and architecture enhancements, and prototype development to enable information fusion.

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

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, with a maximum value of approximately $48 million. General Atomics will work with MDA to provide research and development to demonstrate precision 3-dimensional tracking of ballistic missiles from a long-endurance, high-altitude unmanned air system.

August 3, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a more than $18 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the engineering services in support of the Shadow 200 unmanned aircraft system. 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 29, 2011
By George Seffers

NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corporation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a nearly $74 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project for the development and use of the Helios unmanned air systems (UAS). This contract includes field service representative support; delivery, installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware; engineering, integration, and test and evaluation efforts needed to fabricate and deliver UAS systems and advanced sensors with the UAS systems; continued testing; engineerin

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.

June 10, 2011
By George Seffers

AeroVironment Incorporated, Monrovia, California, recently received an approximate $13 million contract modification to confirm Puma unmanned aircraft systems training and contractor logistics support. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a nearly $46 million contract to provide deployment services and flight hours in support of the ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These services will provide electro-optical/infra red and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of Marine Corps operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, and will encompass both the operations and maintenance of the ScanEagle UAS to provide real-time imagery and data to U.S. Marine Corps personnel. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an approximate $22 million contract modification and a more than $13 million modification.

June 3, 2011
By George Seffers

Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a nearly $26 million contract for design and construction of a high bay hanger for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The proposed new construction will consist of maintenance operations/administrative spaces, storage and work spaces, communication rooms, lab spaces, offices and administrative spaces, a mission control system, and spaces to support major acquisition and test and evaluation programs, and sensitive compartmented information facility are

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