Dutch and French Reaper contracts

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) announced on March 21, 2019, that it has been awarded a $123.3 million US government contract for the supply of four MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper aircraft to the Netherlands.

The undefined contract also includes the provision of four mobile ground control stations, spares and support.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. In other Reaper news, the US government has also awarded a contract to GA-ASI for weapons integration work on France’s MQ-9 Block 1 aircraft.

The contract, not to exceed $8.9 million, was announced on March 22, 2019, and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2020.

Under the deal, GA-ASI will produce and integrate unspecified weapons kits on to the French Air Force’s Reaper Block 1 aircraft.