Deals this week: General Atomics, CSC Government Solutions, Raytheon


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has won a $370.93m-worth contract for the production of 30 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

The order has been placed by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

The MQ-9 Reaper UAVs are expected to be delivered to the US Air Force by May 2019.

The UK Ministry of Defence has placed a $237.42m order with MBDA for additional ASRAAMs (advanced short-range air-to-air missiles).

The latest ASRAAMs are intended for integration onto the F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft.

CSC Government Solutions LLC, a company based in the US, has secured a logistics contract, valued at $88.08m, from the Scott Air Force Base.

CSC will provide logistics integration support and weapon platforms network services to enable interoperability of the Air Force personnel, as part of the contract.

Raytheon Company has been contracted to improve the Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System receiver 2000 (MAGR-2K), through July 2019.

The $52m-worth contract includes design, testing and delivery of M-Code equipment and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast capable system.

"The latest ASRAAMs are intended for integration onto the F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft."

The contract will also support the MAGR-2K-M system.

The US Air Force and its industry partners intend to collaborate on the research and development of non-Defense Department military type aircraft.

These airworthiness assessments will be performed through the co-operative research and development agreements.


Image: An MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. Image: United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.