The U.S. Army issued a $110 million contract to Poway, Calif.-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) to provide support for its
fleet of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
(Gray Eagle UAS. Photo, courtesy of GA-ASI.)
Under the contract, which is a modification to a previously issued incentive-based contract award, GA-ASI will provide product support and fleet sustainment operations for the army's fleet of Gray Eagle UAS in Afghanistan. The Gray Eagle, manufactured by GA-ASI, provides support for the army's wide-area Intelligence Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), convoy protection, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection and defeat and close air support missions.
According to a spokesperson for GA-ASI, the company is still looking at ways to improve the Gray Eagle.
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