Boeing unit pulls in special ops UAS deal

A Boeing Co. unit has won a contract potentially worth $250 million over five years from the U.S. Special Operations Command to deliver a mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system.

Under the contract, McDonnell Douglas Corp. would furnish a mid-endurance system that would handle multiple missions that include information gathering, target surveillance and reconnaissance services, the Defense Department announced April 29. The services would be provided to the command's Fixed Wing Program Executive Office.

The one-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has four one-year options, DOD said.

McDonnell Douglas is a unit of Boeing. The Chicago-based parent company ranks No. 2 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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