$214.4M for R&D on Warrior UAV (updated)
In August 2005, “Team Warrior” leader General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. in San Diego, CA won a $214.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for research, development, test and evaluation of the Extended Range/ Multi Purpose Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (ER/MP UAS), beating the Northrop Grumman/ Aurora Flight Systems/ IAI Hunter II. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc’s “Team Warrior” partners include AAI Corporation (Army One System ground control equipment) and SPARTA, Inc. (extensive logistics support services).
This contract award was facilitated by the reinvestment of dollars from the canceled RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program, and directly supports the Army’s Aviation Modernization Plan. The program could be worth up to $1 billion… and is now covered in DID’s FOCUS Article for the program.