General Atomics Aeronautical Systems awarded $43M MQ-25 Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System Contract

20161003 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, California, is being awarded a $43,736,111 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to conduct risk reduction activities in support of the MQ-25 Unmanned Carrier Aviation Air System, including refinement of concepts and development of trade space for requirements generation in advance of the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the program.  Work will be performed in Poway, California (90 percent); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (5 percent); and Rancho Bernardo, California (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2017.  Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $43,736,111 are being obligated at time of award; all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-0085).

 

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  • Article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/962429
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