Army awards $248M unmanned aircraft contract to 7 firms

The Army has awarded seven companies positions on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to supply unmanned aircraft systems across the branch.

Nine other bids were submitted for the contract that covers both long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS, the Defense Department said in its Wednesday contracts digest.

Other requirements include a tactical open government-owned architecture controller, plus spare and repair parts.

Awardees are:

  • AeroVironment
  • Blackbar Engineering
  • Altavian
  • EFW, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America
  • GECO Inc.
  • Innovative Automation Technologies
  • Strata-G Solutions

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