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Edward Sayadian: Exelis Targets UAS Safety with Symphony ‘Sense-And-Avoid’ Suite

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TYSONS CORNER, VA April 24, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Exelis’ (NYSE: XLS) rollout of Symphony RangeVue with “sense and avoid” alerting technology built for unmanned aerial system operators. The Symphony suite uses geofencing tools to provide map, weather and surveillance information for field or test ...

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Air Force Orders 24 General Atomics Reapers for $279M

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General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems will produce an additional 24 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force under a new $279,144,933 contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday the fixed-price-incentive-firm and firm-fixed-price contract for the MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper aircraft also covers spare parts and support equipment. The Air Force will obligate the full amount ...

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Northrop Receives USAF Order of Global Hawk UAVs for South Korea

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The U.S. Air Force will supply South Korea with four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, two spare engines and ground control environment components under a foreign military sale worth $657.4 million. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Northrop will also equip the aircraft with the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. The sale ...

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Lands Contract to Help Air Force Manage Sentinel UAVs

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Engility (NYSE: EGL) will administer networks and manage security for the U.S. Air Force‘s RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicles under a three-year, $11 million contract. The company will carry out operational tasks on the Sentinels for the Air Combat Command’s 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, Engility said Thursday. Tony ...

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Google Acquires Solar-Powered UAV Maker Titan Aerospace

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Google has purchased New Mexico-based unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount as the search giant seeks to build up its image collection and remote area access offerings, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Alistair Barr and Reed Albergotti write that Titan’s nearly 20 employees will remain ...

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Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

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Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. ...

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Hexagon Buys Multicopter Systems Provider Aibotix; Ola Rollén Comments

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Hexagon AB (NASDAQ: OMX) has bought intelligent aerial multicopter systems developer Aibotix for an undisclosed amount. Kassel, Germany-based Aibotix has been integrated into Hexagon’s photogrammetric and mapping technologies business, Hexagon said Tuesday. “The growing number of applications for UAV-based solutions offers huge growth potential, especially in areas that require frequent ...

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Kratos to Build Navy UAV Command, Control Systems

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A Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) subsidiary has been awarded a four-year, $29.6 million basic ordering agreement to build command and control systems for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned aerial vehicles. Micro Systems will work to engineer and develop upgrades for electronics and ground control stations used to manage UAVs, ...

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Roei Ganzarski: Bye Aerospace Tests BoldIQ Software on HALE UAV in ‘Ever Changing’ UAV Operating Environment

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Bye Aerospace has demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses BoldIQ software built to optimize operations of the high-altitude, long-endurance hybrid aircraft. The evaluation subjected all four Silent Guardian UAVs to hundreds of mission scenarios across seven million square miles of airspace, Bye Aerospace said Thursday. “The UAV operating environment is ever changing ...

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Northrop Transports Unmanned Helicopter to Navy for Flight Test; George Vardoulakis Comments

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has transported an unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy for flight tests prior to the helicopter’s planned operations start date of 2014. Northrop assembled the second MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter at its Moss Point, Miss.-based facility and the helicopter joins its predecessor at Point Mugu, Calif.-based Naval Base ...

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