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Chris Pehrson: Air Force Flew General Atomics ‘Avenger’ With UTC Sensor

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 22, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force has flown a General Atomics-built Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle carrying sensors from United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) in a series of flight demonstrations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Chris Pehrson, strategic development senior director at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told …

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Poland Plans Purchase of UAVs From General Atomics or Elbit Systems

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2016 — Poland is planning to purchase long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles either from Israel’s Elbit Systems or the U.S. company General Atomics, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Defense News reported Friday Poland’s military is considering the MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-1C Gray Eagle or Hermes 900 under its Zefir program, which seeks to …

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Northrop, General Atomics to Share ND Runway With AF Under Joint Use Agreement

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 4, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and General Atomics will share a runway with the U.S. Air Force at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota to test new unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Sen. John Hoeven’s office (R-N.D.) reported Wednesday the Air Force inked a …

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Johns Hopkins APL Builds Prototype of Submersible, Corrosion-Resistant UAV

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has built an unmanned aerial vehicle that can also operate underwater or launch from the sea, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab said Thursday it built a prototype of the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System using additive manufacturing methods. CRACUNS is …

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Raytheon’s Navy SM-6 Contract Reaches $573M With Contract Modification Award

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Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential three-year, $270.5 million contract modification to bring the total value of its Standard Missile-6 contract with the U.S. Navy to $573.2 million. The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract modification to exercise the fiscal 2016 option under the previously awarded contract, the Defense Department said Friday. SM-6 is designed to be deployed …

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Intel, AT&T to Demo UAV Data Transmission Over LTE at Mobile Trade Congress

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 23, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and AT&T (NYSE: T) will test unmanned aerial vehicle functions for video streaming and flight information transmission via an LTE wireless network, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AT&T said Monday they will use a Yuneec Typhoon H drone with Intel’s RealSense technology and transmit video and …

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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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