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Army Multiplies Laser Weapons Power to 100kW

Army lasers, which previously had between 5 to 10 kilowatt strength, will be amplified to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could char helicopters and even small, fixed-wing aircraft, reports Breaking Defense. A truck-fired 50 kW weapon, an upgrade of the 10 kW HEL-MTT, will be tested next-year, while an …

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China: We are ‘Ready to Mass Produce’ Reaper-Like CH-5 Drone

China announced it is ready to mass produce the Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5,) a strike-capable, Reaper-like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV,) according to Ou Zhongming, project manager at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics. The CH-5 outperforms all other Chinese-drones when it comes to operational endurance and payload …

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Air Force Taps Lockheed for Potential $409M Thermal, Power, Control R&D Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a spot on a potential seven-year, $409 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support a U.S. Air Force program that seeks to research and develop thermal, power and control technologies for air platforms. The Defense Department said Friday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program will involve multiple …

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Kratos to Deliver 6 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to US Gov’t Customer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 9, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will produce six unmanned aircraft systems to a U.S. government customer under a delivery order awarded to its unmanned systems division, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The San Diego, California-based national security company said Tuesday it will manufacture the drones …

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The Potomac Officers Club Finalizes Speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 5, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has finalized the panel of speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum. As the use of military UAVs and commercial drones become more ubiquitous, innovative new uses of the technology have emerged. The military …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Opportunities in the Unmanned Systems Marketplace

Weekly Roundup May 29 – June 2 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Unmanned systems are starting to be more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. While they’ve been in use in the defense industry for decades, increased attention from …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Panelist Jean-Charles Ledé to the Unmanned Systems Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jean-Charles Ledé to the list of panelists for the Unmanned Systems Forum. As the use of military UAVs and commercial drones become more ubiquitous, innovative new uses of the technology have emerged. The …

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Northrop Lands $304M Navy Contract Modification to Manufacture Lot 2 Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $303.9 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for low-rate initial production of three lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also provide one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, tooling and trade studies under the modification. …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Border Protection Infrastructure & The New Space-Race

Weekly Roundup April 24 – April 28 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For months, we’ve all been reading about the proposed wall along our nation’s southern borders, headlines describing the billions of dollars that will be needed to fund such …

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Report Names Key Players in Growing Global UAV Flight Training & Simulation Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2017 — A new Research and Markets report has stated that BAE Systems, CAE (NYSE: CAE), L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Thales are among the key players in the global unmanned aerial vehicle flight training and simulation market, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Research and Markets said Monday the market …

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