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USSOCOM awards new modification for Long Endurance Aircraft

10th February 2021 - 09:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Contract ceiling raised to $75 million for programme to acquire new UAV capability for US SOF.

Technology Service Corporation has received another modification, worth $12 million, to its Long Endurance Aircraft (LEA) programme contract from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

The LEA programme funds the acquisition and support of SOF-unique mission kits, mission payloads, weapons, and modifications on a family of Group 4 UAVs, turrets, and ground control stations, in support of Joint Special Operations Command ISR capabilities.

An original $49 million Small Business Innovative Research contract award in April 2019 was followed by a $14 million modification in April 2020.

The newest modification was necessary ‘to accommodate a longer performance period’, the DoD announced on 8 February. The contract is funded at the task order level with operation and maintenance funding and procurement funding.

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