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Rodin Lyasoff Promoted to CEO at Airbus’ A3 Innovation Outpost

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Rodin Lyasoff, a former project executive at Airbus Group‘s A3 advanced projects and partnerships outpost in Silicon Valley, has been promoted to lead A3 as chief executive. He succeeds Paul Eremenko, who was appointed as the aerospace and defense contractor’s  chief technology officer, Airbus said Tuesday. Lyasoff has supported the development of various …

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Northrop Receives $350M in Triton UAV, Spares Production Funds From Navy

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured $350 million in contract funds to produce MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles, control stations and interim spares for the U.S. Navy. The company will work on three lot 1 low-rate initial production MQ-4C UAVs, main and forward operation control stations, tooling and training courseware under a $255.3 million modification …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: UAVs Should Have Function to Support Mission Reassignment

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said unmanned aerial vehicles should have added functionalities to support mission reassignment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Pehrson was one of the participants in a discussion of the potential role of UAVs …

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Drone USA to Buy West Coast Machine Parts Supplier Through Cash-and-Stock Deal

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New York-based Drone USA has signed a letter of intent to buy an unidentified West Coast-based supplier of machine parts, spares and replacement tools to the defense and commercial sectors through a cash-and-stock transaction of an undisclosed sum. Drone USA CEO Michael Bannon said Thursday he expects the transaction to …

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Texas Wyoming Drilling Changes Name to Drone USA; Michael Bannon Comments

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Texas Wyoming Drilling has changed its name to Drone USA to reflect its focus on the production of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and other fixed-wing systems. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority also approved Thursday the company’s plan to trade its common stock on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol DRUS …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: Reaper’s Auto Takeoff & Landing Update Ready for Deployment

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to the MQ-9 Reaper is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Flightglobal reported Wednesday that Pehrson has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update …

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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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