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Aerodyne Awarded Army UAS Contract

By Tish Drake | October 25, 2011
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Aerodyne, of Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $105 million contract with the U.S. Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Project Office for technical and engineering support. Aerodyne is a subsidiary of MCR, of McLean, Va.

Under the contract, Aerodyne will perform a suite of integrated program management services, including acquisition management, systems engineering, test and evaluation, and life-cycle logistics support, including fielding, training, and sustainment.

The five-year contract has a base value of more than $9 million, with five additional options. If all options are exercised, the contract value will exceed $105 million. The work will be performed primarily at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

Aerodyne is currently performing this work under an expiring contract the Army awarded the company five years ago. “We are pleased that the Army selected us in the re-competition for this important work, which enables us to continue providing leading-edge technical and engineering services for Army UAS programs,” said Jim Charlton, Director of UAS Programs for Aerodyne. “We are committed to helping the Army develop and exploit UAS capabilities in support of its mission.”

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