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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


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


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


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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India Eyes General Atomics Drones for Maritime Surveillance


TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2016 — India’s government aims to procure 22 General Atomics Predator unmanned aircraft systems under a potential foreign military sales agreement with the U.S., ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Defense News reported Monday India has sent its letter of request on June 17 to purchase the UAS as a component of …

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Northrop Gets OTA Modification for DARPA Reconnaissance UAS Demonstrator Devt


Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $17.8 million “other transaction” agreement modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform additional tasks under phase III of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node project. The company will work to fabricate, assemble and checkout a second Tern unmanned air vehicle demonstrator platform for the …

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Kevin Robinson: MTSI Eyes Expansion Across Several Business Lines

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2016 — Kevin Robinson, president and CEO of Modern Technology Solutions Inc., has said the company works to drive its growth strategy in the unmanned aircraft systems market through programs with government agencies and alliances with commercial partners, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “We are selectively pursuing expansion in …

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Textron Awarded $116M to Update Army Shadow UAS Fleet; Henry Finneral Comments


A Textron (NYSE: TXT) business unit has been awarded a $116.5 million contract to update a tactical unmanned aircraft system the U.S. Army operates for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and to relay communications.  Textron’s unmanned systems business will work to update 24 of the Army’s RQ-7B V2 Shadow TUAS and deliver that set of unmanned aircraft back …

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