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SOCOM picks six for MEUAS III task orders
US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded six contracts, with a total combined value of $975 million, for ISR services worldwide to support the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS III) programme.
Contractors will compete for task orders ‘to ensure the most capable platforms and payloads provide real-time, responsive airborne ISR solutions to Special Operations Forces’, the DoD announced on 25 June.
SOCOM received 10 proposals via a full and open competition, selecting bids from Arcturus UAV; Boeing subsidiary Insitu; L3Harris; Precision Integrated Programs; Textron; and Wildflower International.
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