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Northrop Grumman Secures Navy Contract for Triton UAS Long-Lead Materials

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will supply long-lead components, materials and parts for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy under a $49.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop will perform work in California, Maryland, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and other …

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PAE Tests Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Function of Resolute Eagle UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — PAE has conducted a test of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system during a demonstration at the White Sands Missile Test Range to check the drone’s beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the test sought to verify Resolute Eagle’s function to transmit …

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General Atomics Receives $400M Air Force Reaper RPA Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a $400 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture 36 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the firm-fixed-price contract is for the fiscal 2016 production configuration of MQ-9 RPAs. Work will occur at a company facility Poway, California, through Aug. 31, 2020. …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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Raytheon Awarded $87M to Help UAE Field, Operate Patriot Air Defense System

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) an $87.3 million modification under a foreign military sales contract to advise and assist the United Arab Emirates on the deployment and operation of the company-built Patriot air defense system. Raytheon will also provide advisory and assistance services for planning, training,  maintenance and sustainment efforts related to UAE’s Patriot …

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Lockheed Conducts Long-Range Endurance Tests on Fury UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 28, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has flown its Fury unmanned aircraft system over 12 hours as part of long-range endurance tests in preparation for low-rate production, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the tests at its operating base in Yuma Proving Ground also involved Fury carrying nearly …

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Northrop Grumman’s New North Dakota Facility to Support UAS Research, Training

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has opened a new autonomous systems research facility at the Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems business and aviation park in North Dakota in a move to increase support for the Grand Forks Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: CBP, Border Walls, Drones and More

Weekly Roundup April 10 – April 13 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Since the election of President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has been a topic of much discussion, particularly the Customs and Border Protection agency. Trump’s campaign promises …

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Leidos, Textron, AASKI Technologies Win Spots on $900M Army Tactical UAS Product Office Support IDIQ

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) AAI subsidiary and AASKI Technologies have won positions on a potential five-year, $900 million contract for field support and technical services to the U.S. Army‘s product office for tactical unmanned aircraft systems. Five bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the firm-fixed-price contract via the internet, the Defense …

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General Atomics to Deliver UAS Ground Control Stations to Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics will supply the U.S. Air Force ground control stations for its Predator unmanned aircraft system under a $39.5 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will produce Block 30 ground control stations and …

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