General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract, worth around $327 million, for MQ-9 Reaper contractor logistics support.
The cost-plus, fixed-fee contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
This contract provides for program management, contractor filed service representative support, depot repair, depot maintenance, sustaining engineering support, supply and logistics support, configuration management, tech data maintenance, software maintenance and inventory control point/warehouse support for the MQ- 9 Reaper.
Work will be performed at Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2021.
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (also called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). It is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance.
The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers.