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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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General Atomics to Conduct Final Operational Tests & Evaluations on Army Gray Eagle UAS 

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary a $17.3 million contract modification to perform final operational test and evaluation services on the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company will conduct work for the program in Poway, California, through August 2017, …

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Intel Gets FAA Waiver for Nighttime Small UAS Operations

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has received a certificate of waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration that allows the company to operate up to 1,000 small unmanned aircraft systems at night within special security notice flight restricted areas, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday …

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First Predator A Pilots Graduate From General Atomics UAS Flight Training Academy

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2016 — The General Atomics unmanned aircraft system flight training academy in North Dakota has produced its first batch of graduates who are now qualified to operate the Predator A, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the academy expects to produce an additional five pilots and six sensor operators and will …

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Northrop Grumman Donates UAS for Northland College Training Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 26, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has donated a Bat multi-mission unmanned aircraft system and associated equipment to Northland Community & Technical College in efforts to expand UAS operations in the Red River Valley in North Dakota and Minnesota, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. NCTC said Tuesday it will use the drone to support …

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Northrop to Update Global Hawk Ground Segment Under Air Force Contract

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 24, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the ground control segment of the service branch’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will provide a scalable cockpit architecture and new command-and-control tools and cybersecurity …

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Northrop Taps Raytheon for $104M Air Force Global Hawk Ground Control Modernization Subcontract

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Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential $104 million subcontract to update the ground controls of the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Raytheon will equip the mission control stations for the Northrop-built UAS with open architecture that will work to facilitate the addition …

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Intel Eyes UAS Market With Obstacle Avoidance Tech Offering, Industry Advisory Roles

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 17, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has developed obstacle avoidance technology for unmanned aircraft systems in support of its efforts to expand into the UAS market, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. UAS Magazine reported Monday its RealSense sensor package offering and the new advisory roles of company executives such as CEO Brian …

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General Atomics Marks 1st Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Academy

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2016 — General Atomics has flown a Predator remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in North Dakota for the first time as part of its training operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the academy seeks to complement RPA training programs at the …

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UK Seeks Local Training Center for Reaper Pilots; CAE’s Gene Colabatistto Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2016 — The U.K. government looks to stand up a local training center for remotely piloted aircraft such as the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper as the U.S. training facility at Holloman Air Force Base limits slots for foreign allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force has sought to prioritize …

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