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URS awarded contract for support of Air Force's drone fleet

The $961 million contract will cover work on the MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

By Sam Howard
URS awarded contract for support of Air Force's drone fleet
URS Federal Technical Services will work on the U.S Air Force's MQ-1 Predators, such as the one pictured flying over an undisclosed location, in addition to the MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk. File photo by Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/Handout/EPA

March 12 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense has awarded a $961 million contract to URS Federal Technical Services for maintenance on and support of the U.S. Air Force's drone fleet.

The Maryland-based company will work on the MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, which operate from locations worldwide, the Defense Department announced Friday.

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The contract includes an indefinite amount of organizational-level maintenance as well as support of the aircrafts' launch and recovery activities, as well as their combat and training capability.

URS Federal Technical Services was one of three entities that bid on the contract, which will first include a $1.8 million payment from fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds at the time of the award.

Work on the contract is expected to be complete by June 30, 2019.

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