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Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts. …

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State Dept OKs Germany’s $2.5B Request for Northrop MQ-4C Triton Drones

The State Department has given Germany the green light to procure four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems from the U.S. government through a potential $2.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. Northrop and Airbus’ defense and space business will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS …

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Kratos Secures State Dept Clearance for Int’l Marketing of 2nd Tactical UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 23, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will work to market a second tactical unmanned aircraft system in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region following an approval from the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Mako drone is designed …

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CBP Chief Vitiello Speaks at Potomac Officers’ Club Border Innovation Event

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Potomac Officers’ Club hosted the 2018 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum, where keynote speaker Ron Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and chief of U.S. Border Patrol for the Department of Homeland Security, addressed a range of technological security challenges …

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Navy Vet Chris Corgnati Joins PAE ISR as COO

Chris Corgnati, a 25-year U.S. Navy veteran, has joined PAE ISR as chief operating officer. PAE ISR is a joint venture of PAE, Battlespace Flight Services and American Operations Corp. that delivers ISR platforms and services to U.S. agencies, NATO and other international institutions. Chico Moline, president of PAE’s national …

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NASA Selects 128 Tech R&D Proposals for $96M SBIR Phase II Award

NASA has awarded multiple two-year contracts worth a combined $96 million to 128 proposals from U.S. small businesses that will conduct research and development projects in support of the agency’s future space missions. Selected companies will perform R&D work under the second phase of NASA’s 2017 Small Business Innovation Research program, …

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Kratos Plans Nearly 84,000 Sq Ft Oklahoma City Campus for Drone Engineering, Production

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — A division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will establish new facilities in Oklahoma City for engineering, production and administrative operations focused on unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the offices, which will occupy an initial 8,800 square feet but …

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Northrop Lands Army Contract Modification for Hunter UAS Engineering Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 26, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide engineering services in support of the U.S. Army‘s Hunter unmanned aircraft systems under a $12.5 million contract modification from the service branch, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday Northrop’s technical services unit based in Sierra Vista, …

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General Atomics to Supply Drones for ISR Missions at Centcom Area of Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is set to receive work to supply contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned aircraft systems for Task Force Southwest’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Naval Air Systems Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems …

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Boeing Secures FAA Registration for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has assigned a registration number to Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the company’s proposed unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy as the future MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based autonomous tanker, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Boeing secured the FAA registration number N234MQ for its T1 drone prototype, which it …

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