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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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GA-ASI, Cobham Renew Drone Lifecycle Support Agreement

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 18, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will continue to partner with Cobham in providing full lifecycle support to the Predator B / MQ-9 Reaper program in Australia and the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The two sides formalized the extension by signing a teaming ...

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Logos Technologies Lands Navy UAV Sensor Research Contract

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Logos Technologies has won a $32.8 million contract to perform research on compact sensor platforms for the U.S. Navy to use on at least three types of unmanned aerial vehicles. The Defense Department said Thursday the sensors could be integrated with Tigershark,  RQ-8 Firescout and RQ-21 Blackjack UAVs for use in ...

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General Atomics to Produce 8 More AF MQ-9 Reaper Systems

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TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S. Air Force ordering eight more MQ-9 Reaper drones from General Atomics for $72 million. The Defense Department said Wednesday work on the contract modification will occur in Poway, California, through to Dec. 31, 2017. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in ...

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

Ed Sayadian

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

Reaper

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

Tony Smeraglinolo

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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