General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, secured nine prime positions on the new General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) ASTRO – a multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle geared towards the needs of the Department of Defense and the U.S. military.
The contract vehicle’s scope includes operations, maintenance, readiness, development, research and development, hardware, and systems integration of manned, unmanned, and optionally manned systems, robotics, and platforms, as well as the services that support those systems, robotics, and platforms within the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission (ISR) area. There is no ceiling value assigned to ASTRO, and associated contracts are projected to support a 10-year ordering period.
“We have decades of experience manufacturing and delivering the world’s most sought after remotely piloted aircraft, and supporting the ISR needs of the nation in some of the most complex environments imaginable,” said Sr. Vice President for MQ-9 Systems Fred Darlington. “With ASTRO, we’ll be able to offer our expertise to warfighters in new and exciting ways that bring value and minimize operational risk.”
GA-ASI secured prime positions in nine of the 10 available pools: Data Operations; Mission Operations; Aviation; Space; Maritime; Development and Systems Integration; Research and Development; Support; and Training. Inclusion in these pools allow GA-ASI to broaden its capability offerings, leveraging decades of expertise delivering unmatched ISR platforms and services to now provide engineering, training, intelligence, test and evaluation services to U.S. government customers.
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than six million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.