General Atomics wins $141M ground control station contract
- By Zach Noble
- Apr 11, 2014
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $141 million delivery order for ground control engineering development.
The contract entails non-recurring engineering development of Block 50 ground control stations, including installation of touchscreen displays, as well as producing system test and qualification integration laboratories, creating software developer kits and developing two fixed and two mobile ground control stations.
The Block 50 configuration aims to create an ergonomic crew workstation, eliminating or reducing deficiencies in legacy ground control station design.
Work will be performed in Poway, Cali. and is expected to be completed in February 2018. Funds in the amount of $19,363,327 were obligated at the time of the award; the total contract value is $141,444,171.
Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.
Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.
Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.
Click here for previous articles by Noble, or connect with him on Twitter: @thezachnoble.