Reaper

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.

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.

February 7, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed  $117,286,467 undefinitized contract action (0118) for an existing firm-fixed-price contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for the MQ-9 Accelerated Extended Range effort which will field 38 MQ-9 Extended Range aircraft. The company also has been awarded a $16,595,766 delivery order (0114) for an existing contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for Lead-off Hitter AFSOC MQ-9 Software Line, which will provide MQ-9 software engineering support for the AFSOC fleet of MQ-9 unmanned aerial systems.

October 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $49,813,377 undefinitized contract action (DO 0112) under a previously existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) for France's MQ-9 Reaper urgent request program. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

August 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded an NTE $26,222,034 undefinitized contract action (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0106) for Extended Range Phase 2 to provide extended range capabilities for the Block 1 MQ-9 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is the contracting activity.

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $39,455,726 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the MQ-9 Technology Insertion Technical Solution. This contract action will modify MQ-9 Block 5, Ground Control Station (GCS) Block 30 and GCS Block 50 as required to enable integration and testing of the tech insertion capability. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. (FA8620-10-G-3038 DO 0041) 

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
HEW-Phelps, Austin, Texas, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $20,620,000 for the construction of an MQ-9 Maintenance Hangar on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque, N.M., is the contracting activity. 

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. 

December 28, 2012
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $28,282,516 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics support for the MQ-1/MQ-9 Predator/Reaper Unmanned Aerial Systems program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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

 

December 3, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $12,583,958 option exercise for the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft fiscal 2010/2011 retrofits. The location of the performance is Poway, Calif. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, 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.

August 22, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of San Diego, California, is being awarded an $87,338,761 firm fixed price, cost plus fixed fee contract for MQ-9 Reaper FY10/11 retrofit kits and installations for up to 80 aircraft. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

August 20, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway, California, is being awarded an $87,338,761 firm fixed price, cost plus fixed fee contract for MQ-9 Reaper FY10/11 Retrofit Kits and Installations for up to 80 aircraft. The contracting activity is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

July 16, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $120,551,310 firm fixed price contract to provide MQ-9 Reaper spares and ground support equipment. The contracting activity is Aeronautical Systems Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

March 5, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, is being awarded a $38,398,042 firm-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract to procure two modified Block 1 MQ-9 Aircraft and two aircraft containers. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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