General Atomics to build MQ-9Bs for Taiwan

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 2, 2023 at 9:22 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will build four MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones for Taiwan under a foreign military sales contract worth up to $217.6 million, according to a Defense Department contract notice posted Monday.

To procure the four uncrewed aircraft as well as two Certifiable Ground Control Stations, spares and support equipment, $107 million was obligated at the time of the award, according to the notice.

Work on the systems, which will be done in California, is expected to be completed in early May 2025, the post states.