NEWS: US Army Orders 20 Extended Range Gray Eagles

The US Army has awarded General Atomics with a $222 million contract to manufacture 20 extended range MQ-1C Gray Eagles and associated satellite communications hardware and software.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems was awarded a $221,577,527 modification to a prior contract for for hardware acquisition for the extended range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system.

The contract includes provision of 20 extended range aircraft; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground control stations; one mobile ground control station; nine universal ground data terminals; three lots of spares; three lots of ground support equipment and associated program management.

Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2019.

The contract contains clauses for five additional extended range Gray Eagle aircraft; five satellite air data terminals.

Source: US DoD

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