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Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk UAV to Collect Weather Data for NOAA

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) unmanned aerial system will be used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to further the study of El Nino and its effect on the Pacific Ocean’s temperature, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the Global Hawk UAV will work to provide …

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Karl Jensen Joins CH2M as SVP, Federal Portfolio Lead

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Karl Jensen, formerly senior vice president of business development at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has joined Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M as SVP and federal portfolio lead. In this capacity, Jensen oversees the development and delivery of engineering services and platforms to government agencies. At CACI, he was responsible for the …

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General Atomics Lands Air Force Contract for France’s 2nd MQ-9 Reaper System

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General Atomics will deliver more MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles under a $43.7 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force as part of a foreign military sale agreement with France. The Defense Department said Tuesday the undefinitized contract action covers France’s second MQ-9 system. France previously placed a potential $1.5 billion …

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Josh Walden: Intel Eyes Drone Tech Market With AscTec Purchase

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Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has agreed to buy German unmanned aerial vehicle developer Ascending Technologies for an undisclosed sum as the companies seek to accelerate adoption of computing tools in the drone market. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s new technology group, wrote in a blog article published …

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Elbit Systems Lands $200M Hermes 900 UAV Supply Contract With Switzerland

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Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential four-year, $200 million contract to supply the Swiss air force with Hermes 900 Heavy Fuel Engine unmanned aerial systems. The contract awarded by Switzerland’s defense, civil protection and sport department also covers the provision of a land-based segment for command, communications and …

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State Dept Clears Japan’s $1B Northrop Global Hawk Request

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The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to buy $1.2 billion in Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and parts from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement. Japan asked to buy three RQ-4 Block 30 I Global Hawk aircraft, eight Kearfott GPS units and eight LN-251 GPS units, the Defense …

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Textron Systems Subsidiary Lands $142M in Army Logistics, Program Mgmt Contracts

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AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT) Systems, has been awarded two potential one-year contracts worth $142.5 million combined to provide performance-based logistics and program management support for the U.S. Army’s Shadow drones. The first award is an indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract worth $110 million and the second firm-fixed-price contract is worth $32.5 …

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Ken Asbury: New CACI Tech to Locate, ‘Spoof’ Unauthorized UAVs Near Airports

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 2, 2015 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) CEO Ken Asbury said the company’s new sensor technology works to help counter unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicle operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Washington Post reported Thursday the technology is designed to locate and “commandeer” UAVs flying near airports and other sensitive airspace and is part …

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AFP: Spain Plans to Buy 4 General Atomics Reaper Drones

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Spain plans to buy four Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and two ground stations from General Atomics for $27 million as part of a larger five-year, $187 million drone spending program, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The report said the budget for the future purchase is included in the Spanish defense ministry’s 2016 …

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General Atomics Plans Training Academy for Drone Pilots in 2016

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 22, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on General Atomics’ plans to establish a training academy for drone operators from U.S. allied forces in January 2016 to help address pilot shortage and the growing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles. Military.com said Thursday that many …

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