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Anti-Drone Technology Provides Key Piece to Security Puzzle; Jim O’Neill Comments

From the drone that crashed into a San Diego Padres baseball game earlier this year and nearly hit several fans, to the drone that invaded the lawn of the White House, it is clear that there is commercial viability for options that can prevent unwanted drone trespassing, as well as a need for legislation …

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Navy Secretary Nominee Spencer Downplays 355-Ship Fleet, Touts Unmanned Systems

Navy Secretary nominee Richard  Spencer downplayed President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 355-ship fleet, up from the current 276 number, while emphasizing that capability of weapons systems are paramount, Breaking Defense reported. The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson has assessed that the Navy requires 355 ships, and he issued a …

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SOCOM Adds Arcturus to Potential $475M UAS ISR Contract

Arcturus UAV has won a spot under a potential five-year, $475 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract has four one-year ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period. Boeing‘s (NYSE: …

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India Gets OK for Purchase of 22 General Atomics-Built MQ-9B Guardian Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — General Atomics will supply 22 MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems under a U.S. foreign military sales deal with India amid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Defense News reported Friday the U.S. government was set to approve the deal ahead of Modi’s arrival, …

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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Nibbler is composed of …

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Boeing Subsidiary Awarded $195M SOCOM ISR Services Extension

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $195 million contract extension to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s unmanned aircraft systems. Insitu will continue its ISR support for the Mid-Endurance UAS 1.5-B platform to help address a gap for services required for the MEUAS III transition …

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Former Vectrus SVP Chico Moline Joins PAE ISR as President; Karl Williams Comments

Chico Moline, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Vectrus’ (NYSE: VEC) information technology and network communication service business line, has joined the PAE–American Operations Corp. joint venture PAE ISR as president. The 20-year engineering integration and business leadership veteran will aim to address PAE ISR’s market growth opportunities in …

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4 Firms Land Spots on $1.73B Navy Drone ISR Services IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies positions on a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for land and maritime-based unmanned aerial systems. The Naval Air Systems Command received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers drone ISR non-developmental equipment, spares, trained personnel, installation, …

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Kratos to Deliver 6 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to US Gov’t Customer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 9, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will produce six unmanned aircraft systems to a U.S. government customer under a delivery order awarded to its unmanned systems division, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The San Diego, California-based national security company said Tuesday it will manufacture the drones …

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USSOCOM Awards $475M UAS ISR Contract Spots to Boeing, Textron Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) have landed spots under a potential five-year, $475 million contract that covers mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Boeing’s Insitu business and Textron’s AAI Corp. subsidiary will vie for task orders under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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