In December 2012, Battlespace Flight Services LLC in Arlington, VA received a $412.1 million contract modification to provide O-level operation and maintenance support services for the MQ-1 Predator until Jan 31/13. Previous instalments of this contract in 2007 and 2011 amounted to around $115.6 million, so this award brings the total contract to an announced total of $527.7 million.
This contract vehicle actually applies to “predator MQ-1 aircraft and related systems”, which appears to include the Predator B (MQ-9 Reaper). That was also the scope of Battlespace’s November 2012 follow-on contract, which is worth up to $950 million, and will last until the end of March 2014. The recent $412 million contract appears to be the close-out and bridge to the new arrangements. Work will be performed at Creech AFB, NV and deployed sites worldwide. The AMIC/PKCA at Langley AFB, VA manages the contract (FA4890-07-C-0006, PO 0120).
Note that Battlespace is hiring, if you’ve been an MQ-1 or MQ-9 pilot or sensor operator.