General Atomics awarded $99 million for support of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $99,020,937 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for performance based logistics support services for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System.

General Atomics awarded 99 million for support of the MQ 1C Gray Eagle UAS MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Picture source: US Army )

Gray Eagle performs reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, command and control, communications relay, signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), attack, improvised explosive device (IED) and battle damage assessment missions.

The Gray Eagle UAS addresses the need for a long-endurance, armed, unmanned aircraft system that offers greater range, altitude and payload flexibility over earlier systems.

US Army Special Operations Forces and Intelligence and Security Command have two Gray Eagle Extended Range (ER) systems, which include 12 unmanned aircraft, six Universal Ground Control Stations, nine Ground Data Terminals, three Mobile Ground Control Stations, one Satellite Ground Data Terminal, an automated takeoff and landing system, LMTVs, and other ground-support equipment operated and maintained by a company of 165 Soldiers

Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is scheduled to be completed on April 23, 2024.