Army contracts with four companies for aerial target systems work

By Sam Howard  |  May 23, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted with four companies for its aerial target systems who will receive work under the contract under an order-by-order basis.

Each order under the $93.4 million contract will be assigned to Griffon Aerospace of Madison, Ala., Kord Technologies of Huntsville, Ala., Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services of San Diego, Calif., or Trideum Corporation of Huntsville, Ala., the Defense Department announced on Tuesday.

Work will include research, development, testing and evaluation of Aerial Target Systems 2. Aerial target systems are unmanned aircraft that help the Army test its equipment, particularly missiles.

Work on the contract is expected to be completed by May 2023.

The Department of Defense said it will determine the funding and location of work on each job on a case-by-case basis.

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