In the News: Higher, faster, longer: Army awards ATHENA scout jet contract to Sierra Nevada

AUSA 2023 — The Army awarded an unusual “ISR as a service” contract to Sierra Nevada Corporation on Sept. 28th, aviation acquisition official Rodney Davis announced this week at AUSA.

The contract, called ATHENA-S, is part of a multi-year, multi-phase effort to move the Army’s fleet of fixed-wing Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance aircraft from propeller-driven platforms to converted business jets. The company estimates the total contract value at around $600 million, with multiple options over multiple years.

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