General Atomics

October 25, 2021
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Army picks General Atomics and Boeing for a lethal vehicle-based high-energy laser system. Credit: Photographic representation courtesy of Boeing

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, or RCCTO, has selected General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing to produce a 300 kilowatt-class solid state distributed gain high energy laser weapon system. Work under the contract will be performed in San Diego and Albuquerque.

RCCTO is pursuing the effort to demonstrate the laser weapon’s power and design, which could be vehicle or ground mounted.

Boeing will supply and integrate the laser beam director and the associated precision acquisition, tracking and pointing software while GA-EMS will provide the scalable distributed gain laser technology.

July 29, 2021
 

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $33,712,972 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract provides for logistic support, maintenance services, supply chain and spares management, and sustainment support in support of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft and its dual control mobile ground control station. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (45%); Manama, Bahrain (45%); and Poway, California (10%), and is expected to be completed in July 2022. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,799,510 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(C)(1).

August 3, 2020
 

General Atomics, San Diego, California, is awarded a $32,320,871 cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery/definite-quantity contract for submarine demonstration hardware. This contract is for a five-year ordering period and does not include options. Work will be performed in San Diego, California. The contract will provide for the manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection and assembly of prototype submarine components, as well as the equipment required to support proposed research and development, testing and evaluation. The first task order is expected to be completed by June 2022.

July 27, 2020
 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri (FA8694-20-D-0400); General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California (FA8694-20-D-0600); Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (FA8694-20-D-0700); and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Palmdale, California (FA8694-20-D-0900), have each been awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a shared ceiling of $400,000,000 for all subsequent competitively selected delivery orders in support of the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg is an autonomous attritable aircraft capable of achieving a diverse set of missions to generate massed combat power; delivering a future Air Force which can deter, blunt and defeat peer adversaries.

January 24, 2019
 

General Atomics, Electromagnetics Systems Group, San Diego, California, is awarded $19,682,252 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2406 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0006). This order provides for the manufacture, assembly, inspection, integration, test and delivery of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) spare parts in support of the CVN-78 prior to the Advanced Arresting Gear and EMALS material support dates.

November 6, 2018
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $263,403,355 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract provides for the production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal year 2018 production configuration. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by November 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $263,403,355 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 (FA8620-19-F-2374).

August 22, 2018
 

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a competitive cost-plus-award fee contract with a total value of $133,969,081. Under this new contract, the contractor will complete the development, integration, and flight test of an advanced sensor into an MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle in realistic test scenarios at continental U.S. and outside the continental U.S. locations. The work will be performed in San Diego, California. The performance period is from August 2018 through October 2021.

August 23, 2017
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated of Poway, California, has been awarded an $18,772,521 sole-source contract to fabricate, deliver and/or provide hardware, software, and documentation to activate the organic depot maintenance capability for software management system computer software configuration item. Work will be performed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is expected to be completed by September 4, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-17-F-2357).

September 19, 2016
 
General Atomics has been awarded a contract modification for four Gray Eagle war replacement aircraft and four satellite air data terminals.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $25,287,320 modification (P00075) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0109 for acquisition of four Gray Eagle War replacement aircraft and four satellite air data terminals under the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems full rate production contract. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of December 30, 2017. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $25,287,320 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

August 22, 2016
 
General Atomics is being awarded a contract to design, build and test in the laboratory key laser subsystems required to demonstrate precision tracking.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) of San Diego, California, is being awarded a $9,609,911, competitive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Under this new contract, the contractor will design, build and test in the laboratory key laser subsystems required to demonstrate precision tracking. The contractor will perform systems level analyses and performance assessments based on design predictions and laboratory measurements. The contractor will develop and demonstrate, a MQ-9 flight representative laser system with the beam train optics required to upgrade a multi-spectral targeting system for use as an active tracking sensor.

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.

May 9, 2014
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, was awarded a $296,941,937 modification (P00073) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0075 for Gray Eagle overall logistics support and fleet sustainment operations, including spares and repairs. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of May 7, 2015. Army Contracting Command, Redstone, Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
 

April 11, 2014
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $141,444,171 delivery order (0089) to contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish non-recurring engineering development of the Block 50 ground control stations (GCS) and production of two system test and qualification system integration laboratories (SIL), one technical order development SIL, two fixed GCS, two mobile GCS, two software developer kits, and the associated spares for the Block 50 configuration. Block 50 includes the updated design goals from the legacy GCS of creating an ergonomic crew workstation, enhancing situational awareness, and reducing or eliminating known deficiencies in legacy GCS.

March 20, 2014
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $57,528,900 delivery order (0061) to an existing contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish the tasks necessary to fabricate, deliver and/or provide hardware, software, and documentation to support the tasks necessary to upgrade and modify the remote split operations (RSO) network to support internet protocols data standards.

February 24, 2014
 

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded an $18,109,374 modification (P00014) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0057 for changes to the Universal Ground Control Station. The company also was awarded a $76, 215, 685 modification (P00015) to the same contract to change the Gray Eagle Portable Ground Control Station to a Mobile Ground Control Station. Army Contracting command, Redstone, Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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.

December 16, 2013
 

General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, Calif., was awarded an $110,453,269 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continuing logistic services to the Warrior unmanned aircraft system. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $8,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Afghanistan and Poway, Calif.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-C-0008).

November 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $27,607,349 undefinitized contract action delivery order (0113) for an existing basic ordering agreement (FA8620-10-G-3038) for France's MQ-9 Unmanned Air System Contractor Logistics Support Phase I program. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $199,746,895 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, non-multi-year contract to provide MQ-1C Gray Eagle fiscal year 2013 full rate production and fiscal 2012 hardware backfill requirements applicable to the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-13-C-0109).

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

August 19, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-eligible, non-multi-year, contract modification (P00094) of $11,423,474.37 with a cumulative maximum value of $156,370,264 in exercise of its option for additional engineering services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems program. The US Army Contracting Command—Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-09-C-0136).

August 16, 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) 

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $23,951,449 modification to a cost-plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract for additional 904.6 systems release tasks for the MQ-9 Hunter and Killer System Development and Demonstration (SDD) bridge effort. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,143,253. The modification includes additional capabilities added to the basic SDD bridge effort, one aircraft retrofit, and one Systems Integration Laboratory upgrade. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $110,261,703 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems product support and fleet sustainment operations. The total cumulative face value of this contract is $354,683,431. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., 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. 

March 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded an $11,716,130 fixed-price-incentive contract modification to procure logistics support for the Universal Ground Control System and Universal Ground Data Terminal. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity. 

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

 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $42,940,780 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics support for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force Phase 1 and 2 for MQ-9 operations. The locations of the performance are Poway, Calif.; Creech Air Force Base, Nev.; Waddington, United Kingdom and Afghanistan. The contracting activity is the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

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. 

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

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.

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.

August 17, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $44,469,437 cost-plus-fixed-fee order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for research and development logistic efforts to support and maintain the CVN-78 Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System. This order will include the development of supportability analysis, logistics management information database, reliability centered maintenance guidance, repair level analysis, maintenance plans, technical manuals and training. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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.

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.

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a $410,981,211 fixed-price-incentive contract for Gray Eagle systems, including initial spares, plus additional hardware. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 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 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.

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded a $16,870,978 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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.

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.

November 4, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $12,288,073 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development activities associated with integrated power systems power load modules design and pulsed power loads for future surface combatants. General Atomics will provide the research and development of an advanced integrated power systems power load module that may be used for pulse forming networks that could power future lasers, railguns or radars.

October 19, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $15,053,962 firm-fixed-price contract for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper Program providing for two MQ-9 Reaper air vehicles; three LYNX Block 30 radars; and one spare engine. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 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.