General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

July 15, 2019
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $275,000,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for aircraft, satellite communications air data terminals, universal ground data terminals, program management, and equipment maintenance and repair. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2021. Fiscal year 2017, 2018 and 2019 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $275,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-C-0022).

April 19, 2019
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $99,020,937 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for performance based logistics support services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System. One bid was solicited via the internet with one bid received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of April 23, 2024. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $99,020,937 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-C-0027).

November 5, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $10,731,134 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for MQ-9 weather tolerance activities.  Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 20. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,200,000 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.​

October 23, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $192,660,310 contract modification for Gray Eagle performance-based logistics. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of April 23, 2019. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $41,825,728 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

September 7, 2018
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) continues its development of low-power lasers for use on MDA-configured MQ-9 Reapers from General Atomics. Photo credit: General Atomics

The Missile Defense Agency has funded a second investment in an airborne low-power laser for missile defense. In some cases, it has increased initial funding levels by more than 200 percent with its August 31 contract award modifications to the Boeing Co., General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and Lockheed Martin Corp.

The three companies are pursuing aspects of the agency’s development of a low-power laser weapon for use on an aircraft—such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—and in conjunction with the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

September 5, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, California, was awarded a $50,000 minimum, $15,000,000 maximum, sole source Indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (H92403-18-D-0006) with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line items for integration and testing support for Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) MQ-9 and MQ-1C Special Operations Forces peculiar (SOF-p) modifications; procurement of GA-ASI developed and produced aircraft modification kits; and analysis and studies to inform future decisions on potential MALET MQ-9 and MQ-1C SOF-p modifications. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $482,441 are being obligated at time of award.

June 18, 2018
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, California, has been awarded a $22,907,561 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for MQ-9 Reaper radar update support. This contract provides for the configuration of the Lynx Block 20A synthetic aperture radar (SAR), to be a form, fit and functional replacement for the current production configuration Lynx Block 20A SAR for installation in the MQ-9 Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by June 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $22,907,561 are being obligated at the time of award.

March 29, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $295,654,506 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract provides for the production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2017 production configuration. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 29, 2021. The award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $295,654,506 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.

 

January 29, 2018
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $49,336,683 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (FA8620-18-F-2363) to previously awarded basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040. The contract provides for tasks necessary to develop, field, and sustain Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command MQ-9 software development. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2020. The award was a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $9,864,489 are being obligated at the time of the award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 18, 2017
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $399,979,895 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. Contractor will produce 36 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal 2016 production configuration. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $399,979,895 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 (FA8620-15-G-4040 0001).

 

March 22, 2017
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $12,250,789 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract on basic ordering agreement (FA8620‐15‐G‐4040). Contractor will fabricate 10 of each: MQ-9 Block 5 extended range installation kits, MQ-9 Block 5 Barrett Asymmetric Digital Datalink Computer installation kits, MQ-9 Block 5 Beyond Line of Sight installation kits, MQ-9 Block 5 VORTEX installation kits, verification/finalization of Installation Kit Interactive Electronic Technical Manual kit documentation, and installation of the aforementioned kits onto MQ-9 Block 5 aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by March 20, 2019.

January 27, 2017
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $11,752,919 undefinitized contract action for Italy MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support Phase V Program. The contractor will provide depot repair, life-cycle sustainment and software maintenance services for Italy's MQ-9A fleet. Work will be performed predominantly in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 30, 2018. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Italy. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-17-C-2005).

 

January 9, 2017
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $56,656,833 undefinitized contract action order (0034) to an existing basic ordering agreement (FA8620-15-G-4040) for the Spain MQ-9 Exportable Block 5 Procurement program. Contractor will provide MQ-9 aircraft and its associated equipment. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2019. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Spain. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

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.

December 16, 2016
 

General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, California, was awarded an $80 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continuation of contractor logistics services for the unmanned aircraft system Greay Eagle block zero. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with one received. Work will be performed in Poway (52 percent) and Afghanistan (48 percent), with an estimated completion date of December 15, 2017. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $8,673,000 and fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $4,627,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-17-C-0035).

 

December 12, 2016
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $17,143,626 contract (0039) on previously awarded basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040 for MQ-9 Block 5 Exportability acquisition. Contractor will develop an MQ-9 Block 5 configuration for future foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by January 31, 2019. This contract involves foreign military sales for France and Spain. Fiscal 2016 special defense acquisition funds in the amount of $16,825,033 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 16, 2016
 
The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., $370,932,862 for MQ-9 Reaper production.

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $370,932,862 firm fixed-price, incentive firm contract for fiscal 2015 MQ-9 Reaper production. Contractor will provide 30 aircraft for fiscal 2015 MQ-9 Reaper production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2019. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $$370,932,862 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-G-4040 0007).

June 17, 2016
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $24,848,504 modification (P00019) to contract W58RGZ-14-C-0008 for an additional six months of logistics support for the Warrior A and Gray Eagle Block 0 unmanned aircraft systems. Work will be performed in Poway, with an estimated completion date of December 15. Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $24,848,504 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

January 28, 2016
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $17,727,907 modification (0020) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for MQ-9 system software operational test support and final fielding release. Contractor will provide support activities for follow-on operational test and evaluation of the MQ-9 operational flight program. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by November 30, 2017. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,002,999 are being obligated at the time of award.

January 25, 2016
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $34,028,813 order (0014) from basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040 to develop and field the Air Force Special Operations Command MQ-9 Medium Altitude Long Endurance Tactical (MALET) Lead-Off Hitter (LOH) software line. Contractor will establish, define and grow a process to rapidly field capabilities. Included in this effort is addressing activities driving software changes such as: software defect corrections; threats, policy or doctrine driven; safety; interoperability; and software changes resulting from hardware upgrades. Work will be performed at Poway, California; Clovis, New Mexico; and Ft.

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