Wichita Firms Wins Drone Hanger Contract For Fort Riley

Courtesy: NASA
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Wichita firm has won a $20 million federal contract to build a maintenance hangar for drones at Fort Riley.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the Law Co. was awarded the contract by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

The company will build a 40,000-square-foot hangar at the northeast Kansas Army post for Gray Eagle drones. More than 100 soldiers are assigned to the unit responsible for operating, flying and maintaining the unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Gray Eagle is designed for several tasks, including surveillance, target acquisition and communications. Fort Riley now has four of the drones but is expected to get more.