Reaper

February 6, 2020
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded a $172,424,000 modification (P00004) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-19-C-0008). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of two MQ-4 Triton unmanned air systems for the Navy, one Navy main operating base, trade studies and associated technical and administrative data.

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.

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.

September 29, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded a $21,618,560 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for expedited contractor support that is mandatory to meet urgent service operational requirements for the Predator and Reaper programs. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Kirkham Way, California, is being awarded a more than $11 million cost plus-incentive and firm-fixed-price contract to purchase MQ-9 Reaper; development of aircraft structural improvement program master plan; left set synthetic aperture radar; and high-definition integrated sensor control system. Aeronautical Systems Command, 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 2, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a more than $22 million contract for logistical support of the Multispectral Targeting Systems for the Predator/Reaper program. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

March 22, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, is being awarded a $50 million contract modification for six MQ-9 Reaper production aircraft and two MQ-9 Reaper aircraft that will be utilized as ground maintenance devices. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

February 4, 2011
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, was awarded a $148 million contract for 24 MQ-9 Reaper production aircraft. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated, Poway, California, was awarded an $18 million contract modification to provide contractor logistics support for the Italian Air Force MQ-9 Reaper program, including all logistics necessary to support the Italian Air Force main operating base and possibly a forward operating base.  Aeronautical Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

November 3, 2010
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Missions Systems Corporation, San Jose, California, recently received two MQ-9 Reaper awards. The first is a contract valued at more than $23 million, which provides for the design and build of a pod-mounted prototype for the MQ-9 platform. The second is a contract modification, for which more than $5 million has been obligated. Under the modification, Northrop Grumman will provide for a prototype sensor for the MQ-9 installed in a pod to support a limited flight demonstration of the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload-2 functionally. The contractor shall support the General Atomics effort to certify the pod for airworthiness on the MQ-9.

September 10, 2010
By George Seffers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Poway, California, has been awarded a $38 million contract modification to provide a quantity of six MQ-9 Reaper aircraft. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.