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Leidos Offers Automatic Notification Service on UAS, Military Aircraft Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has introduced a new service offering that aims to facilitate safety in the national airspace through the delivery of automatic notifications to pilots about nearby unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the UAS Notification Service seeks to ensure …

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Northrop to Sponsor Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ UAS Design Competition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 23, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will fund the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual unmanned aircraft system design challenge for the third consecutive year in an effort to nurture innovative engineering and technical thinking among students, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Teams of engineering students from the U.K. and …

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Northrop to Support Air Force’s Battlefield Comms Relay Under $140M Contract Modification

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a one-year, $140 million contract modification to provide payload and operations support for an airborne communications relay that works to help warfighters transmit data and gain situational awareness. Northrop will perform support work on the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node in San Diego, California, and various …

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Textron Subsidiary Wins $475M USSOCOM Unmanned Aircraft ISR Services IDIQ

AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT),  has won a potential $475 million contract to provide unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has an ordering period of four and a half years and will run through July 2022, the Defense Department said Monday. USSOCOM received …

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Boeing Insitu Gets $71M Navy Contract Modification for Blackjack UAS Production

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has been awarded a $70.8 million contract modification to build and deliver six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract and covers lot 1 full-rate production work as well as systems engineering …

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Leonardo Buys Remaining Sistemi Dinamici Shares in Unmanned Tech Portfolio Expansion Push

Leonardo, then Finmeccanica, has purchased the remaining 60 percent of shares in Pisa, Italy-based Sistemi Dinamici from systems engineering firm IDS for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand Leonardo’s portfolio of unmanned systems. The transaction includes the acquisition of Sistemi’s SD-150 Hero unmanned helicopter program and will allow Leonardo to combine its …

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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver program, configuration and inventory control point management, as well as depot field, technical manual and software maintenance under the …

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Teresa Covington Named AeroVironment CFO

Teresa Covington,  who held the interim chief financial officer role between Feb. 5, 2015 and July 7, 2015 at AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV), has been appointed CFO on a full-time basis at the unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer. AeroVironment said Tuesday Covington will succeed Raymond Cook, who will resign as senior vice president and CFO on Feb. …

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UK Air Force Considers MBDA Brimstone Missiles for General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 16, 2016 — The U.K. air force has expressed plans to equip its General Atomics-built Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft systems with MBDA‘s Brimstone precision strike missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MBDA said Dec. 8 it will partner with the Defense Department, the U.K ministry of defense and General Atomics’ …

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General Atomics Flight-Tests Gray Eagle UAS Extended Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 12, 2016 — A General Atomics subsidiary has commenced flight testing for a new MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system at the company’s flight operations hub in California,  ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is scheduled to complete MC-1C ER tests by  June 2017 and subsequently begin a series of test …

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