MQ-9 Reaper

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 25, 2020
 

System Dynamics International, Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $28,736,071 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for MQ-9 unmanned aerial system aircrew and support services.  Work will be performed in Poway, California; China Lake Naval Air Station, California; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Palmdale, California; and Yuma, Arizona, and is expected to be completed June 30, 2025.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and five offers were received.

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.

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 24, 2018
 

L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $55,382,155 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract for the Organic Depot Activation of the MQ-9 communications and data link parts at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania; and Warner-Robins Air Logistics Complex, Georgia. Work will be performed at Tobyhanna Army Depot and Warner-Robins Air Logistics Complex, and is expected to be completed by October 21, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $44,425,521 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-19

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 13, 2018
 

URS Federal Technical Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $961,000,000 estimated ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the remotely piloted aircraft operations and maintenance support. The contract provides a high level of MQ-1, MQ-9, and RQ-4 organizational-level maintenance and qualified launch and recovery element pilot and sensor operator aircrew support for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft weapons systems to sustain the combat and training capability at tasked locations worldwide. Work will be performed at locations worldwide, and the base period is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,755,966

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).

 

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 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 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.

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).

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 28, 2016
 

URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $9,692,686 firm-fixed-price contract for Air Combat Command unmanned aircraft systems operation centers support for 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; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Kadena Air Base, Japan, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with seven offers received.

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
 

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.

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).

 

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.

May 22, 2015
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a fixed-price incentive firm and firm-fixed-price $72,068,072 modification (01) to order 077 on the basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will produce eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $72,068,072 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

 

May 22, 2015
 

General Atomics - Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $23,075,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0087) under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038 for MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits. Contractor will provide 72 MQ-9 Block 20A Lynx SAR retrofit kits for the MQ-9 aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by May 21, 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $23,075,907 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2015
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $37,962,062 undefinitized contract action modification (0140) to previously awarded contract FA8620-10-G-3038. Contractor will provide 64 MQ-9 Electrical Safety Improvement Program retrofit kits on 64 Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, and Air National Guard Block 1 aircraft. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2017. This award is the result. Fiscal 2013, 2014 and 2015 procurement funds in the amount of $18,845,887 are being obligated at the time of award.

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.

February 9, 2015
 

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $279,144,933 fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract (0077) for MQ-9 Reaper production under basic ordering agreement FA8620-10-G-3038. The contractor will provide 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper aircraft and associated spare parts, support equipment and spares. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $279,144,933 are being obligated at the time of award.

January 7, 2015
 

General Atomics, Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $43,291,564 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper field retrofit. The contractor will provide retrofit kits for the MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 configuration aircraft with field retrofit capabilities. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by July 5, 2017. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2013 funds in the amount of $27,047,122 and fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $16,244,442 are being obligated at the time of award.

October 31, 2014
 

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, has been awarded a $16,064,628 modification to exercise an option on a delivery order (0113) for an existing basic ordering agreement (FA8620-10-G-3038) for France's MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Phase 2. Contractor will provide an additional period of CLS for the French Air Force. Work will be performed at Poway, California, and Niamey, Niger, and is expected to be completed by October 31, 2015. This modification is 100 percent foreign military sales for France. Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 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.