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Northrop Receives Software Updates Work on AF Drones

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 30, 2015 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Aerospace Systems a $16.2 million contract for software integration work on the service’s Global Hawk fleet of unmanned aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Pentagon said Friday the modification includes corrections to current software ...

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Northrop Awarded $60M for Naval Demonstrator UAS Maintenance

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide operations and maintenance services for the U.S. Navy‘s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance – Demonstrator unmanned aircraft system under a $60.9 million contract. The Defense Department said Friday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also covers logistics and staffing in support of BAMS-D’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Northrop will perform ...

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Northrop Appoints Stuart Linsky, Mick Jaggers to Roles Under Aerospace Systems Unit

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Stuart Linsky as vice president of engineering and global product development for the aerospace systems business and Mick Jaggers as VP and program manager of the Global Hawk programs. The company said Wednesday Linsky will succeed retiring Peggy Nelson and lead the aerospace systems sector’s product delivery ...

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Edward Sayadian: Exelis, FAA to Test-Drive Sense-And-Avoid UAS Tool

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 6, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will embark on a research project with the Federal Aviation Administration that will study the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Exelis said the experiments will be carried out at ...

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Northrop Global Hawk Wins USAF Sustainment Award for 2015

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 5, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — GovCon Executive reported Monday on Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) winning this year’s Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Award for the RQ-4 Global Hawk platform’s maintenance and logistics readiness programs. It is the unmanned aircraft system’s third time to receive the U.S. Air ...

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Edward Sayadian: Exelis Targets UAS Safety with Symphony ‘Sense-And-Avoid’ Suite

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 24, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Exelis’ (NYSE: XLS) rollout of Symphony RangeVue with “sense and avoid” alerting technology built for unmanned aerial system operators. The Symphony suite uses geofencing tools to provide map, weather and surveillance information for field or test ...

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Cubic Completes Phase 1 of AFRL UAS LVC Range Project

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 7, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Monday on Cubic Corp. concluding phase one of the first deployable LVC (live, virtual and constructive) manned/unmanned aerial systems range in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab and the Wright State Research Institute. Bill Toti, president ...

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Raytheon Purchases Unmanned Tech Services Firm Sensintel; Taylor Lawrence Comments

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased Tucson, Ariz.-based unmanned aircraft systems services firm Sensintel for an undisclosed sum and will integrate the company into Raytheon’s missile systems business. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon’s missile systems segment, said Monday Sensintel will become a part of Raytheon’s advanced missile systems product line as Raytheon aims ...

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General Atomics to Provide UAS Logistics Support Under AF Foreign Military Sale

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A General Atomics business unit will provide logistics support for U.K.-operated unmanned aircraft as part of a potential $34.6 million foreign military sale through the U.S. Air Force, the San Diego Business Journal reported Thursday. General Atomics’ aeronautical systems group will perform work through Oct. 31 at facilities in Poway, California, and abroad, the ...

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Boeing Arm to Build 3 Blackjack UAS for Navy, Marine Corps

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A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary has received a $41.1 million contract to produce Blackjack small unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Intelligence Aerospace reported Monday. John Keller writes the three RQ-21A Blackjack’s sensor payload contains a visible-light imager, mid-wave infrared imager, laser rangefinder, infrared marker, communications and automatic ...

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