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Textron to produce Aerosonde Mk4.7s in Nigeria and Uganda

13th May 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Textron Systems has secured two contracts to produce Aerosonde Mk4.7 systems, initial spare parts, logistics support, training services and field representatives for the US Army in Nigeria and Uganda.

Three Aerosonde Mk4.7 will be produced in Nigeria with an expected completion date of 30 September 2021, as part of a firm-fixed-price contract worth $25.6 million. Funding is awarded from the FY2019 overseas contingency operations defence fund and was obligated at time of award.

Additionally, two units will also be manufactured in Uganda under another firm-fixed-price contract worth $20.7 million, financed using funds from the DoD FY2020 peacekeeping operations and overseas contingency funds.

Both contracts were issued by US Army Contracting Command based at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. 

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