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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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Lockheed Awards Subcontract to Vencore Labs for DARPA RF Mapping Program Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 23, 2016 — Vencore‘s research arm will build a radio-frequency mapping software under a $5 million subcontract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for support on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Advanced Radio Frequency Mapping program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Vencore Labs will help Lockheed develop new platforms for …

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Lockheed Lands $147M DARPA Research Contract for Tactical Boost Glide Program

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $147.3 million cost-sharing contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to conduct research as part of a prototype agreement for the Tactical Boost Glide program. DARPA will obligate $13.4 million from fiscal 2016 research and development funds at the time of award, the …

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Vencore Secures R&D Contracts for DARPA Power Grid Cybersecurity Program


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2016 — A subsidiary of Vencore has landed $17 million in contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform work under two technical areas in the Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Vencore Labs will work to deliver the Machine-Intelligence …

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Weekly Roundup August 1 – August 5 2016: Leidos Further Details Post-Merger Picture & more

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August 1 – August 5 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting’s M&A and financial aspects took center stage again this week and GovCon Wire hit on all the major events as Executive Mosaic’s home of market-moving news for the sector. …

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Harris to Support First Phase of DARPA R&D Program


TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2016 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) will support the first phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research and development program under a $27 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. DARPA obligated $22.3 million from its fiscal 2015 and 2016 R&D funds at the time of the …

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Leidos Autonomous Vessel Undergoes Trials for DARPA-ONR Program


TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2016 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has completed initial performance trials on the Sea Hunter trimaran as part of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the tests focused …

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Northrop Gets OTA Modification for DARPA Reconnaissance UAS Demonstrator Devt


Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $17.8 million “other transaction” agreement modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform additional tasks under phase III of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node project. The company will work to fabricate, assemble and checkout a second Tern unmanned air vehicle demonstrator platform for the …

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Weekly Roundup June 6 – June 10 2016: TSA Enlists Industry to Move Airport Lines & more

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June 6 – June 10 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Long lines at airport security checkpoints have dominated the headlines lately and the agency responsible for protecting these hubs unveiled a new effort this week that enlists private sector help …

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Airbus Names Paul Eremenko CTO, Andy Anderson Corporate Tech Office COO

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Paul Eremenko, CEO of Airbus Group’s A3 innovation center, will take over as chief technology officer of the aerospace and defense contractor on July 1. Airbus said Tuesday Eremenko will continue to lead A3 in San Jose, California, until the company finds a successor. Andy Anderson, acting Airbus CTO, will …

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