The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $1,301,715,000 on 14 contracts pertaining to remotely piloted vehicles, or “drones,” during December 2017.


Alessi-Keyes Construction received $14,175,125 for 4000 SF Distributed Communications Ground System, Remote Piloted Aircraft Operations Center, Targeting Intelligence Production Squadron, SCIF, Fort Smith, AR.


Boeing received $8,966,976 for Low Power Laser Demonstrator, Phase 1. This involves integrating & testing a low power laser on a UAV for MDA.


Boeing (Insitu) received $22,728,810 for ScanEagle work supporting NSWC operations out of Bagram, Afghanistan (83%). Some work (27%) in Bingen, WA.


Bravura IT Systems received $233,334,787 for Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) engineering, logistics, operations, and management.


Composite Engineering Inc. received $93,000,000 for Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform systems. These unmanned target aircraft include launchers, ground equipment, and spares.


General Atomics received $16,001,592 for MQ-9 operational flight program software testing, logistics, engineering, tech data, training, drawings, etc. General Atomics received $134,010,380 for block 30 ground control stations.


General Atomics received $94,575,690 for MQ-1C Block Zero contractor logistics services.


General Atomics received $328,801,883 for MQ1 and MQ9 support & services: core management, logistics, configuration management, technical manual & software maintenance, field service reps, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance.


Leidos Inc. received $35,493,358 for Sea Hunter II - Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel Hull #2.


Northrop Grumman received $12,747,529 to incorporate RQ-5 Hunter engineering change proposal for high definition payloads.


Northrop Grumman received $19,090,748 for MQ-8 systems software and engineering services. Northrop Grumman received $33,479,478 for production & delivery of three MQ-8C, Increment V.


Northrop Grumman received $255,309,325 for LRIP of three MQ-4C, trade studies, and tooling.