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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in UAS Flight Mgmt Software Developer Kittyhawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) venture capital arm has invested in Kittyhawk to support the development of the San Francisco-based startup’s mobile applications and enterprise software offerings, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Boeing said Wednesday HorizonX Ventures joined Bonfire Ventures and Freestyle Capital in a seed funding round …

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PAE ISR to Use Sagetech Transponder on ‘Resolute Eagle’ UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — PAE ISR has tapped Sagetech to provide a transponder system for integration into the former’s Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Sagetech said Tuesday its MX12A and MXS transponders will be integrated to the Resolute Eagle UAS platform developed by the PAE–American …

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DoD Clears Sale of General Atomics Predator B Drone Variant to India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — General Atomics has received clearance from the Defense Department to sell its armed Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles to India following a previous approval for the country’s purchase of the Guardian drone for maritime surveillance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The decision to push the sale forward was …

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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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