General Atomics Awarded $102.6m Contract Extension for Grey Eagle UAS

By Caroline Rees / 04 Oct 2012

The Grey Eagle UAS

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a $102.6 million contract extension to provide support services for unmanned aircraft stationed in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the deal, which runs until May 7, 2013, General Atomics will provide maintenance, program management, engineering support and spare parts for all the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles currently deployed to Afghanistan.

General Atomics originally won the Army contract to provide support for the aircraft in 2005, spokeswoman Kimberly Kasitz said. This extension is the second part of an award that replaced a contract that had expired May 7.

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