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Pentagon Modifies ScanEagle Drones Contract for ANDSF

July 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – Pentagon informed about the adjustment of the agreement for the purchase of ScanEagle unmanned ethereal vehicles for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) on Monday.
Pentagon officials said in an announcement, “Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is granted $10,826,778 for alteration P00004 to a formerly issued firm-settled value conveyance arrange (N6833518F0050) set against fundamental requesting understanding N68335-16-G-0046.”
The announcement additionally included, “This change accommodates the acquisition of 27 ScanEagle unmanned airplane frameworks, 37 payloads and extras in help of the administration of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, and is relied upon to be finished in December 2019.”
In a comparable warning issued late in March this year, Pentagon had said, “Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being granted a $47,037,076 firm-settled value conveyance arrange (N6833518F0050) to a formerly issued essential requesting understanding (N68335-16-G-0046). This request accommodates the obtainment of eight ScanEagle unmanned air ship frameworks (UAS), saves, bolster hardware, one logistician field benefit agent (FSR); 16 FSR administrators to give ScanEagle UAS specialized administrations; two site studies and site actuation groups; and program administration to manage and work the ScanEagle UAS in help of the legislature of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under a Building Partnership Capacity case.”
This comes as endeavors are in progress by the Afghan government and the global partners of Afghanistan to help the abilities of the Afghan national resistance and security powers, particularly, the Afghan Air Force.
The coalition powers authorities in Afghanistan had before said that the extent of the Afghan Air Force will be tripled throughout the following five years with the expansion of new gear and flying machine.
(Sahar News)

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