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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Northrop Grumman to Begin Development of DARPA’s Reconnaissance Drone Demonstrator

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will begin construction of an unmanned aircraft system demonstrator platform as part of the $93.1 million contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Thursday, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DARPA said Monday the award under phase three of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program aims …

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General Atomics’ Grey Eagle UAS to Service Army Next Year

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — The General Atomics-built Grey Eagle drone will provide service to the U.S. Army‘s surveillance and reconnaissance operations starting next year, ExecutiveGov reported Tuesday. The Army said Dec. 21 the Grey Eagle will replace the Hunter unmanned aircraft system, which will transition to support overseas operations …

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Northrop Awarded $93M to Help DARPA Build Ship-Based Reconnaissance UAS

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has closed a two-year, $93.1 million other transaction agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to prototype and develop an unmanned aircraft system to launch and recover from small carrier ships. The Defense Department said Thursday that Northrop’s aerospace systems business aims to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS …

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Report: India Plans $2B Purchase of 100 General Atomics Armed, Surveillance Drones

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India plans to buy 100 General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles worth $2 billion to support internal security and counterterrorism efforts and to help counter Chinese incursions into the country’s territory, PTI reported Tuesday. The news agency said industry sources have indicated India’s interest in both the armed Avenger drones and the …

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