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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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General Atomics Lands $338M Air Force UAS Logistics, Maintenance Contract

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General Atomics has received a one-year, $338.2 million contract to perform maintenance, logistics and flight operations support for the MQ1 Predator and MQ9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles of the U.S. Air Force. The sole-source contract will run through Dec. 31, 2016, and the Air Force has obligated $27.8 million at the …

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Tony Dunleavy: Strat Aero Makes UAS Market Push Through Aero Kinetics Buy

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Strat Aero has agreed to acquire Fort Worth, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system manufacturer Aero Kinetics for about $24 million and potential incentive payments. London-based Strat Aero provides aeronautical services to civilian, law enforcement and military customers and made the acquisition to expand its UAS operational and flight training offerings, CEO Tony Dunleavy said …

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Lockheed Martin Conducts UAS Traffic Mgmt Demo for Firefighting Ops

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 4, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has flown a Stalker XE and K-MAX unmanned aircraft systems on a firefighting mission as part of a demonstration of a prototype UAS traffic management platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the two UAS and the UTM system worked together …

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Ken Asbury: CACI’s SkyTracker to Address Potential UAS Threat to Critical Infrastructure

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 23, 2015 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has unveiled its SkyTracker precision system that works to detect unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems flying in restricted airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CACI said Thursday the system seeks to mitigate potential UAS threats without interference to legitimate communications systems or drone operations in …

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