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    General Atomics Wins Maintenance Contract for Italy’s MQ-9 Reaper Drone Fleet

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    General Atomics has received a US Air Force foreign military sales contract to carry out maintenance work on its MQ-9 Reaper drones.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US defense contractor General Atomics has received a US Air Force foreign military sales contract to carry out maintenance work on its MQ-9 Reaper drones that have been sold to Italy, the Department of Defense announced.

    "General Atomics Aeronautical Systems [of] Poway, California, has been awarded a… $11.7 million undefinitized contract action for Italy MQ-9 Contractor Logistics Support Phase V Program," the announcement stated on Wednesday.

    The company will provide depot repair, life cycle sustainment and software maintenance services for Italy's MQ-9A fleet, the Defense Department explained.

    The contract is expected to be completed by July 30, 2018, the Defense Department added.

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