General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a U.S. Army contract modification worth $132.7 million, the Pentagon said March 16.
The deal covers 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 satellite communication air data terminals, one lot of initial spares and one lot of ground support equipment.
Gray Eagle is the Army variant of GA-ASI’s Predator aircraft, which runs on heavy fuel.
Work will run through May 2017 and will be performed in Poway.
The Army Contracting Command of Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded the deal.
In other news, GA-ASI said on March 16 that its Predator B fleet reached 1 million flight hours on Feb. 20 after flying 78,606 sorties. The U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force call Predator B by the name Reaper.