General Atomics awarded contract for block 30 ground control stations

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a undefinitized contract action, worth around $134 million, for the production of block 30 ground control stations.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) located in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fiscal 2017 and 2016 aircraft procurement; and research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of around $53 million are being obligated at the time of award.

The contract work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Jan. 31, 2020.

A ground control station (GCS) is a land- or sea-based control centre that provides the facilities for human control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or “drones”).

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