The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Below we highlight all of the transactions from December 2017 related to remotely piloted vehicles, commonly known as drones. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $1,301,715,000 on 14 contracts pertaining to drones during December 2017.
Alessi-Keyes Construction received $14,175,125 for 4000 SF Distributed Communications Ground System, Remote Piloted Aircraft Operations Center, Targeting Intelligence Production Squadron, SCIF, Fort Smith, AR.
Composite Engineering Inc. received $93,000,000 for Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform systems. These unmanned target aircraft include launchers, ground equipment, and spares.
General Atomics received $16,001,592 for MQ-9 operational flight program software testing, logistics, engineering, tech data, training, drawings, etc. General Atomics received $134,010,380 for block 30 ground control stations.
General Atomics received $328,801,883 for MQ‐1 and MQ‐9 support & services: core management, logistics, configuration management, technical manual & software maintenance, field service reps, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance. Sole-source.