Poway, USA – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a $141.8 million U.S. Army contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The contract calls for the company to service the MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones the Army bought from GA.
The work will be performed in Poway, with completion estimated to take place by May 7, 2013.
The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, also called the Sky Warrior, flies up to 29,000 feet, about the height of Mt. Everest. It provides surveillance, reconnaissance and attack capabilities. It can carry four Hellfire missiles.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is owned by La Jolla-based General Atomics, a privately held company.