unmanned aircraft system

April 7, 2017

Leidos, Reston, Virginia (W911QY-17-D-0017); AASKI Technologies Inc., Tinton Falls, New Jersey (W911QY-17-D-0018); and AAI Corporation/Textron, Hunt Valley, Maryland, will share in a $900,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for technical services and field support in support of Product Office Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 5, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

 

June 1, 2016
The U.S. Navy is purchasing six low-rate production Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems.

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $71,555,347 firm-fixed-price contract for six low-rate initial production Lot V RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. This contract provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, shipboard equipment kits, and systems engineering and program management. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2017. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); and overseas contingency operations aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $71,555,347 will be obligated at time of award, none of which

April 15, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $9,486,872 modification (P00050) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0110 to exercise fiscal 2016 option hours for engineering services for the Grey Eagle unmanned aircraft system. Work will be performed in Poway, with an estimated completion date of April 2, 2017. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $9,486,872 were obligated at the time of the award. The company also was awarded an $8,075,148 modification (P00049) to the same contract for engineering services for the unmanned aircraft systems.

March 2, 2016

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems. This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation for, but not including, initial operational test and evaluation. The MQ-8B scope includes providing aircraft maintenance support for two government-owned MQ-8B test aircraft.

Nobember 3, 2015

Northrop Grumman Technical Services Inc., Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $42,694,244 modification (P00041) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0010 to continue logistical services for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Sierra Vista, with an estimated completion date of April 28, 2016. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $17,254,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

February 7, 2013
George I. Seffers

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash., has been awarded a $1,000,000 minimum - $190,000,000 maximum, twenty-five month, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support to U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract is for the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (MEUAS) ISR service using contractor-owned and contractor-operated equipment. The work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and overseas. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.

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.

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland; CSC, Falls Church, Virginia; and Insitu Incorporated, Bingen, Washington, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the Department of Defense and other government agencies, as well as potential coalition military Foreign Military Sales customers. There are two separate performance-based work statements; one for sea-based requirements, and one for land-based requirements.

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.

January 3, 2012
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $54,795,517 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of an existing contract to procure laser designator retrofit kits for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity.

January 3, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $12 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the support services for Warrior A/Block 0 unmanned aircraft systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

March 18, 2011
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, was recently awarded a $12 million contract for the procurement of 43 launchers for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. 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 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland, recently received a contract valued at more than $70 million for 142 laser designator payloads and 61 bore sight tools in support of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system. U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.