L-3 to Develop UAS for U.S. Air Force

By Tish Drake | May 7, 2009
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L-3 Geneva Aerospace announced plans to develop an unmanned aerial system for the U.S. Air Force. The L-3 subsidiary was one of the companies awarded a Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Research and Evaluation (SURE) program, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ), multiple award contract vehicle with a maximum ceiling of $49.7 million over five years. Under the contract’s first task delivery order, L-3 Geneva will establish a viable tube-launched expendable unmanned aircraft system concept. The SURE program facilitates a rapid concept-to-evaluation process for small unmanned aerial systems, specifically the Tier II and Tier III aerial vehicles, to meet the evolving needs of U.S. forces for mature systems solutions in theater.

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