The United States Department of Defense (USDOD) announced just three military contracts Tuesday, highlighted by a $43.7 million Air Force deal to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for the delivery of France’s second MQ-9 system.
Typically developed for the U.S. Air Force, the MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission UAV mostly used to destroy dynamic execution targets. According to the U.S. Air Force, the Reaper can also provide “intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, combat search and rescue, precision strike, buddy-lase, convoy/raid overwatch, target development, and terminal air guidance.”
France is the only nation to benefit from the undefinitized contract action, which was a sole source acquisition. The labor will be conducted in Poway, Calif., and should be completed on Oct. 31, 2017.
Northrop Grumman Information Systems has been awarded $55.6 million to exercise an Air Force contract option for maintenance and support work benefitting the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node platform. The labor will be conducted at a number of locations outside of the U.S., and should be completed by Jan. 31, 2017.
Texas-based PAE Applied Technologies has been awarded $31.9 million for an option exercised on an Air Force contract for operations support of Kessler Air Force Base, Miss. All of the work will be conducted at the base, and should be finished by Jan. 31, 2017.
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