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

Gene Colabatistto

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

Kevin Robinson

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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NASA to Demo Detect-and-Avoid Systems Onboard General Atomics’ Ikhana

General Atomics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2016 — NASA will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems using a demonstration of detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency said Friday the team plans a fourth series of flight tests using Ikhana with other drones to demonstrate …

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Northrop, General Atomics to Share ND Runway With AF Under Joint Use Agreement


TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 4, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and General Atomics will share a runway with the U.S. Air Force at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota to test new unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Sen. John Hoeven’s office (R-N.D.) reported Wednesday the Air Force inked a …

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Steve Fendley Appointed Kratos CTO for Composite Engineering Unit

Steve Fendley

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has appointed Steve Fendley as senior vice president and general manager/chief technology officer for the Composite Engineering Inc. business unit of the company’s unmanned systems division. Kratos said Thursday Fendley will oversee CEi business and manage the expansion of the unit’s drone systems and …

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Northrop Grumman to Deliver 5 Global Hawks to NATO


TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 27, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will supply five Global Hawk ground surveillance drones and associated components to NATO by the end of the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Defense News reported Monday that the company will deliver the aircraft to the Sigonella Air Base in Italy, …

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Wahid Nawabi Adds President Role at AeroVironment; Tim Conver Comments


Wahid Nawabi, chief operating officer at AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV), will assume additional duties as president of the company. Nawabi previously served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s efficient energy systems business segment, with responsibility in business strategy and new product launch, AeroVironment said Friday. “As president and …

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