Insitu awarded ScanEagle contract modification
Insitu has been awarded a contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command for additional operational and maintenance services in support of the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system (UAS). The contract, worth $35,507,379 is a modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract.
Under the contract Insitu will provide electro-optical/infrared and mid-wave infrared imagery in support of land-based operations in Operation Enduring Freedom to provide real-time imagery and data.
The contract is expected to be completed in December 2012.
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