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General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA

General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA - top government contractors - best government contracting eventA business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $17.5 million contract to support the integration of a small diameter bomb technology onto the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will help the service branch integrate the Guided Bomb Unit-39B/B with a dual carriage system through the use of a universal armament interface, the Defense Department said Monday.

GBU-39B SDB is a 250-pound guided bomb that uses global positioning system that helps aircraft hit fixed and stationary targets.

GA-ASI will perform contract work in Poway, California, and is scheduled to finish work by Nov. 27, 2021.

The Air Force obligated $4.4 million in fiscal 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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