General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded a General Atomics affiliate a potential $39.6 million contract to provide additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to U.S. Marine Corps through the use of unmanned air systems.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will use its MQ-9 Reaper to assist USMC’s Task Force Southwest in surge support operations under the “undefinitized” contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

GA-ASI will perform 50 percent of contract work within the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility and the rest in Yuma, Ariz., or in Poway, Calif.

The Navy will obligate $19.39 million at the time of award from its fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds along with overseas contingency operations funds, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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