Predator

February 24, 2017

L-3 Communications Corp., Link Simulation & Training Division, Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a $10,864,857 modification (P00101) to previously awarded contract FA8621-13-C-6323 for the Predator Mission Aircrew Training System. The contractor will provide 20 Block-30 configuration devices, 20 dual ARC-210 radio hardware kits and 20 sets of seats being produced under the basic contract. Work will be performed in Elma, New York, and is expected to be completed by February 22, 2022. Fiscal 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $5,516,989 are being obligated at the time of the award.

December 23, 2016

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, California, has been awarded a $349,141,302 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems support and services. The contractor will provide program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair and depot field maintenance. Work will be performed in Poway and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

August 26, 2016
By Benjamin K. Sharfi
An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Florida, in 2014. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft primarily used as an intelligence-collection asset.

Not surprisingly, as the technology behind unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has increased over the decades, so have their costs. But why do modern-day UAVs and their equipment cost so much? The simple answer: because they can. But that doesn’t mean the cost is justified.

May 6, 2016

L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training, Arlington, Texas, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $8,499,996 undefinitized contract action (P00070) to previously awarded contract FA8621-13-C-6323. Contractor will upgrade existing Block 15 Predator Mission Aircrew Training System devices to the Blue Box High Definition configuration. Work will be performed at Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be complete by November 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $2,327,800 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

December 21, 2015

Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a $49,475,571 firm-fixed-price contract for Predator (MQ-1) and Reaper (MQ-9) sensors contractor logistics support. Contractor will provide program management; contractor field service representative support; depot maintenance; sustaining engineering support; supply and logistics support; configuration management; tech data maintenance; software maintenance; reliability and maintainability; and inventory control point and warehouse support for the MQ-1 and MQ-9 sensors. Work will be performed at McKinney, Texas; and Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2016.

December 21, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $338,231,976 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predator (MQ1) and Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide program management; logistics support; configuration management; technical manual and software maintenance; contractor field service representative support; inventory control point management; flight operations support; depot repair; and depot field maintenance. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by December 31, 2016. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

March 9, 2015

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $7,550,719 modification (P00066) to previously awarded contract FA4890-10-C-0007 to exercise an option. The contractor will provided unmanned aircraft system operations center support that includes the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2016. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the fully funded amount of $7,550,719 are being obligated at the time of award.

December 29, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., doing business as GA-ASI, Poway, California, has been awarded a $375,212,717 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Predator (MQ1)/Reaper (MQ9) unmanned aerial systems contractor logistic support. Contractor will provide program management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

April 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded an $18,251,274 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-1/MQ-9 organic depot activation.  Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, Warner-Robins AFB, Ga., and Tinker AFB, Okla., and is expected to be completed by April 4, 2015. The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. 

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

Ace Engineering Inc., La Verne, Calif., was awarded a $9,433,788 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the construction of a Predator launch and recovery element at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The National Guard Bureau, Phoenix, Ariz., is the contracting activity.

January 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $13,740,356 contract modification for MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance services. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Innovation Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va. 

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $337,143,633 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and material contract to procure logistics services for the MQ-1 and MQ-9 Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicle program. The contracting activity is the Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $150,291,636 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable-no-fee contract for to procure MQ-1 (Predator) and MQ-9 (Reaper) sensor support and services. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.   

December 21, 2012
George I. Seffers

 

November 17, 2012
George I. Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $412,084,746 contract modification to provide MQ-1 O-level operation and maintenance support services. The contracting activity is the Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $7,034,404.00 cost-plus-fixed fee, research and development contract for the continuous look/attack management for the Predator software updates. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

October 4, 2012
George I. Seffers

Crew Training International Inc., Memphis, Tenn., is being awarded a $26,629,629 fixed price with cost-reimbursable line items for the MQ-1/MQ-9 contract aircrew training and courseware development for personnel is support of unmanned aircraft systems operations. The contracting activity is Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

September 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Battlespace Flight Services LLC, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $26,801,188.00 contract modification for operations and maintenance services to support the Predator medium altitude long endurance unmanned (MQ)-1 remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base. The contracting activity is AMIC/PKCA, Langley Air Force Base, Va. 

August 15, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded $26,767,748 firm-fixed-price cost plus incentive fee contract for the Predator Primary Data Link configuration upgrades on MD-1A/B ground control station retrofit kits. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

October 5, 2011
By George Seffers

Battlespace Flight Services LLC of Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $104,179,468 firm fixed price/cost plus award fee contract modification to fund extension of contract for organizational maintenance support for the predator MQ-1 aircraft and related systems at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and deployed sites worldwide. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Newport News, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

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