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Et si on reparlait des Reaper européens?

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Le Pentagone a diffusé, jeudi soir, deux avis d’attribution de marché portant sur des drones MQ-9 Reaper.

Le premier avis concerne les Pays-Bas qui vont pouvoir s’équiper avec 4 drones et autant de stations mobiles de contrôle.

Voici l’avis:
“General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a not-to-exceed $123,293,911 undefinitized contract action for MQ-9 Block 5 procurement. This contract provides for four MQ-9 unmanned air vehicles, four Mobile Ground Control Stations, spares, and support equipment. Work will be performed predominately in Poway, California, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020. This contract involves 100 percent foreign military sales to the Netherlands. Foreign military sales funds in amount of $38,928,607 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-19-F-2310).”

Montant du marché: 123,3 millions $.

Le second avis porte sur un marché de soutien d’une valeur de 11,4 millions de $ au profit de l’ESSD Mag Aerospace qui va intervenir dans le centre d’opérations des drones britanniques:
“MAG Aerospace, Newport News, Virginia, has been awarded an $11,386,672 predominantly firm-fixed-price contract for the UK MQ-9 Reaper Operations Center. This contract provides for ongoing sustainment, management, development and network administration of the United Kingdom MQ-9 Reaper Operations Centers. Work will be performed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; and Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and involves 100 percent foreign military sales to the government of the United Kingdom. Air Force Life Cycle Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8620-19-C-2002).”

Les Reaper britanniques sont basés à la base de Waddington; deux escadrons (13th et 39th) les opèrent. Voir l’article en entier

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