AF contracts retrofit drones, build new cargo plane

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems of Poway, Calif., is under contract to manufacture and install the UAV retrofit kits by Aug. 17, 2016.

Lockheed Martin Corp., of Marietta, Ga., is set to build the turboprop cargo plane by July 15, 2015.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, based at Wright-Patterson, manages both programs.

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