General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

April 5, 2021
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $13,068,808 modification (P00001) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0031). This modification adds scope to procure mission kits, ground support equipment, spares, element communications gear, and additional required equipment in support of the MQ-9A Reaper unmanned air systems for the Navy. Work will be performed in Manama, Bahrain (81%); Poway, California (16%); and Yuma, Arizona (3%), and is expected to be completed in August 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $13,068,808 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

October 7, 2020
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $131,596,627 modification (P00011) to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0022 for Gray Eagle aircraft, satellite communications air data terminals, program management and government-furnished equipment maintenance and repair. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $131,596,627 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Sept. 29, 2020)

August 26, 2020
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $15,485,103 modification (P00009) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-18-C-1063. This modification adds performance for site relocation activities and exercises an option to extend intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services utilizing contractor-owned/contractor-operated MQ-9 unmanned air systems. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (34%); Poway, California (14%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (52%), and is expected to be completed in December 2020.

June 23, 2020
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $26,866,441 firm-fixed-price contract that procures two MQ-9A Reaper unmanned air systems (UAS); one dual control mobile ground control station; one modular data center; and one mobile ground control station for Group 5 UAS intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services/persistent strike efforts. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (40%); and various locations outside the continental U.S. (60%), and is expected to be complete by December 2020. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds for $26,866,441 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

April 10, 2020
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $10,493,954 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering and technical services and participation in engineering investigations for software modifications to the Army unmanned aircraft systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of April 7, 2021.  Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $10,493,954 were obligated at the time of the award.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-20-F-0165).

February 11, 2020
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, is awarded a $7,826,673 modification (P00005) to a previously-awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-18-C-1063). This modification provides for Group 5 unmanned air system intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services. These services are in support of outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) Task Force Southwest and U.S. Marine Corps operations utilizing contractor-owned/contractor-operated MQ-9 unmanned air systems. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona (35%); Poway, California (15%); and various OCONUS locations (50%), and is expected to be completed in May 2020.

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.

December 28, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $57,401,850 undefinitized contract action for MQ-9 contractor logistics support. Work will be performed at Poway, California and multiple overseas locations, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This contract is 100-percent foreign military sales to the United Kingdom. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-15-G-4040 0017).

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.

December 9, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $32,326,408 delivery order (0010) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for Block 30 ground control station production undefinitized contract action effort. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $16,151,200 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.

 

October 28, 2015
 

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $19,070,219 option on delivery order 0113 of the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038 for MQ-9 contractor logistics support (CLS) Phase 3. The cContractor will provide an additional period of CLS for the French air force. Work will be performed in Poway and Niamey, Niger, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales for France. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-10-G-3038).

 

October 26, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $38,155,365 modification (P00114) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0075 for MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems performance-based logistics support for the Block 1 program of record and Special Operations aviation regiments. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of October 23, 2016. Fiscal 2014 and 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) and other procurement funds in the amount of $38,155,365 were obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

September 23, 2015
 
General Atomics was awarded a $47,499,986 contract modification for an improved Gray Eagle engineering change proposal applicable to 19 aircraft, four lots of ground support equipment and one lot of unique initial spares.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $47,499,986 modification (P00033) to undefinitized contract W58RGZ-13-C-0109 for an improved Gray Eagle engineering change proposal applicable to 19 aircraft, four lots of ground support equipment and one lot of unique initial spares. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2018.  Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $23,274,993 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

 

September 18, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $12,066,646 undefinitized contract action modification (0140-03) to previously awarded contract FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will provide an additional 60 MQ-9 electrical safety improvement program retrofit kits on 60 Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command and Air National Guard aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by September 15, 2017. Fiscal 2015 procurements funds in the amount of $6,029,323 are being obligated at the time of award.

September 18, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $29,527,049 modification (0105) to previously awarded contract FA8620-10-G-3038 for retrofit of medium-altitude unmanned aerial systems Block 30 ground control stations. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2019. Fiscal 2013 and 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $9,372,348 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.

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated recently announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a contract for development of the complete Demonstrator Laser Weapon System (DLWS) for the agency's High Energy Liquid Laser Defense System (HELLADS) program. The contract award follows the successful development and test of the company's HELLADS weapon class unit cell under a previous contract.

May 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Riverside Research Institute, New York, New York, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $49 million contract for graduate-level technical services and expertise for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, for the Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence and for the Center for Systems Engineering. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 25, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway, California, is being awarded a more than $13 million contract for the purchase of 8 Linux processors, 41 improved display kits and associated spares for the ground control stations under the Predator/Reaper program. Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded a nearly $9 million contract for Universal Ground Control Station integration. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

July 9, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, recently received $195.5 million in funding from the U.S. Army toward an estimated $399 million contract to provide supplemental hardware and low-rate initial production of its Sky Warrior unmanned aerial system in support of the Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial system program. Full funding is expected later this summer and will provide for 34 Sky Warrior aircraft, 16 ground control stations, airborne and ground tactical control data link equipment and various other items to include automatic landing systems, spares, and ground support equipment.

June 25, 2010
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, San Diego, a $94 million contract modification which will provide for the MQ-1 Predator aircraft and MD-1 ground control station retrofit kits.

June 15, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has received a contract award to provide MQ-9 auto take-off and landing capability modification to the system development and demonstration bridge effort. The contract, awarded by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is worth $9 million.