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Northrop Grumman Marks Milestones Under DARPA-Navy Tern Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has marked two milestones in a joint program between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and U.S. Navy to develop an unmanned aerial system for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node project team has completed a critical design review of the …

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FLIR Systems Purchases Norway-Based UAS Maker Prox Dynamics for $134M

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FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) has acquired Oslo, Norway-based unmanned aerial systems manufacturer Prox Dynamics for approximately $134 million to create a new UAS business within the buyer’s surveillance segment. FLIR said Wednesday it also intends to expand its airborne sensor product line with the addition of Prox Dynamics. “The team at Prox Dynamics operates with …

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Northrop Grumman Team Secures DARPA Funds for 2nd Tern Test Vehicle

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 21, 2016 — Northrop Grumman‘s prototype unmanned aircraft system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program will undergo ground and at-sea tests by 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. DARPA said Thursday it has provided funds to the Northrop-led team to build a second …

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AT&T, NASA Partner to Study UAS Traffic Management Methods; Mike Leff Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and NASA have partnered to study traffic management methods for unmanned aircraft systems in support of secure drone operations within the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it collaborated with the space agency and other firms to develop …

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Textron’s AAI Subsidiary Gets $207M Army Contract for Australia RQ-7B UAS Logistics Sustainment Services

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AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT), has secured a potential $206.6 million foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Army to perform logistics maintenance work on Shadow RQ-7B unmanned aerial systems for Australia. The Defense Department said Monday the Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $3.7 …

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Northrop Awarded $190M Army Hunter UAS Logistics Support Extension

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue to provide logistics support for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-5B Hunter tactical unmanned aircraft systems under a two-year, $190.3 million contract. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $44.2 million at the time of award from the military branch’s …

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General Atomics Secures $310M Army Gray Eagle UAS Logistics Contract


General Atomics has been awarded a one-year, $310 million contract to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-1C Gray Eagle sustainment program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $74 million in fiscal year 2017 funds at the time of award, the Defense Department …

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Raytheon to Integrate Landing Guidance Tech With F-35, UAS; Dave Wajsgras Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 21, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $270 million contract from the U.S. Navy to integrate the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System with various aircraft, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it will work to integrate the JPALS landing guidance technology with unmanned aircraft …

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Battelle, Air Force Partner to Develop Aircraft Anti-Icing Tech

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 13, 2016 — Battelle and the U.S. Air Force‘s Life Cycle Management Center have entered into a cooperative research-and-development agreement for the development of an anti-icing technology for aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The agreement aims to create an ice protection technology with carbon nanotube dispersants to support unmanned aircraft system …

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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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