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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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General Atomics’ Gray Eagle Flies on Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Exercise in South Korea

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20, 2015 — A U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone built by General Atomics has flown in South Korea alongside an AH-64 Apache helicopter as part of a joint manned-unmanned aircraft exercise, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Gray Eagle transmitted data and video to the Apache to help ground …

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General Atomics to Produce Updated Gray Eagle Drone for US Army


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a contract to produce Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army. The company said Wednesday the award covers full-rate production of 19 UAS that are scheduled for delivery in September 2018. The IGE is an updated version of the service branch’s Gray …

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FAA, CACI Set to Evaluate UAS Tracking Tech

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12, 2015 — The Federal Aviation Administration has engaged CACI International (NYSE: CACI) to carry out evaluation work on sensor technology that can be used to track drones, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. FAA said the assessment exercise is part of the agency’s Pathfinder program geared to elevate the …

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State Dept Clears Spain’s $243M General Atomics Reaper UAV Purchase


The State Department has approved Spain’s request to purchase four General Atomics-built Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment from the U.S. under a $243 million foreign military sale. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the order also includes 20 positioning and guidance units, two mobile ground control stations, five Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems and five Lynx …

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Northrop to Retrofit, Maintain US Air Force’s Global Hawk Drones Under $3B Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $3.2 billion contract to update and sustain all variants of the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems. The company will perform program management, engineering, configuration and technical modernization efforts to support development of the drones, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Northrop will perform …

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FAA OKs MTSI as Commercial Drone Operator

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 30, 2015 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: MTSI) has been granted Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate its C-ASTRAL Bramor rTK commercial unmanned aerial system to fly up to 200 feet over land in U.S. civilian airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. MTSI said Monday the drone is equipped with …

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Lockheed Receives Work on UK Desert Hawk Core Support Program

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 18, 2015 — The British defense ministry has picked Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to help transition the Desert Hawk unmanned aerial system to become part of the U.K.’s core defense platform. Lockheed said the contract comes amid a growing need for drones in changing environments and a $250 …

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AF Expands CAE Role in UAS Training Program; Gene Colabatistto, Ray Duquette Comment


TYSONS CORNER, VA September 10, 2015 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has announced three contract awards worth a combined $120 million, including an order of a C-130J simulator for Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and magnetic anomaly detectors for Japan, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The third is a contract modification that involves the provision of more …

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Northrop Demos C2 Tech Onboard Global Hawk Drone

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TYSONS CORNER, VA August 12, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) testing its mission management and control systems technology onboard an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. The exercised helped demonstrate the interfacing capability of the Control Mission Management System with the U.S. Air Force’s Common …

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