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Textron Wins Drone Contracts with SOCOM, Navy | National Defense
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Textron Wins Drone Contracts with SOCOM, Navy | National Defense

Textron Systems has recently secured contracts with U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy for its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle, an executive said during the Paris Air Show.

The awards, both indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, will give Textron the ability to compete for individual task orders, said David Phillips, vice president of small and medium endurance unmanned aerial systems at the company.

The SOCOM contract — known as Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III — has a ceiling of $475 million over 54 months. Boeing’s Insitu unmanned aerial vehicle also won the IDIQ.

Source: Textron Wins Drone Contracts with SOCOM, Navy