General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Awarded $47.5m for UAS ISR Surge Support in CENTCOM

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), Poway, CA has been awarded $47,500,000 for up to twelve months of Group 5 Unmanned Air System (UAS) / MQ-9 Reaper UAS Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) surge support for Task Force Southwest (TFSW) operations in the U.S Central Command (CENTCOM) Area of Operations (AOR) during FY18-FY19.

The U.S. Government has existing Air Force MQ-9 Reaper squadrons providing ISR support to TFSW ground forces in the CENTCOM AOR. This procurement is to augment the existing ISR capabilities with requirements to provide Group 5 UAS ISR services for TFSW and USMC ground forces using contractor owned /contractor operated (CO/CO) MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Air Systems.