GA-ASI Awarded New MQ-9A Reaper Production Contract

A US Air Force/49th Wing MQ-9A Reaper taxies out during an exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, on February 22, 2018. GA-ASI was awarded a contract for additional Reaper production on March 29. USAF/Staff Sgt Timothy Young

GENERAL ATOMICS Aeronautical Systems Inc has been awarded a $295,654,506 firm-fixed-price contract for MQ-9 Reaper production. This contract, awarded on March 29 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, provides for production of the MQ-9 Reaper aircraft in the fiscal year 2017 production configuration.

Work will be performed in Poway, California, where it is expected to be complete by July 29, 2021.  Fiscal year 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement funds are financing the contract.  The number of air vehicles involved in the deal was not announced.