General Atomics Gets $30.3M Contract for Role in Missile Defense

September 13, 2017

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics a sole-source, $30.3 million contract for unmanned aircraft used in tests of a missile defense system. The Pentagon announced the award on Sept. 12.

Under the deal, GA will provide a company owned and operated MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, configured to Missile Defense Agency requirements.

According to the website, the aircraft will collect infrared missile track data and transmit that data to a Missile Defense Agency laboratory…

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