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Air Force Orders 24 General Atomics Reapers for $279M

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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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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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Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

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Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. ...

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Hexagon Buys Multicopter Systems Provider Aibotix; Ola Rollén Comments

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Hexagon AB (NASDAQ: OMX) has bought intelligent aerial multicopter systems developer Aibotix for an undisclosed amount. Kassel, Germany-based Aibotix has been integrated into Hexagon’s photogrammetric and mapping technologies business, Hexagon said Tuesday. “The growing number of applications for UAV-based solutions offers huge growth potential, especially in areas that require frequent ...

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Kratos to Build Navy UAV Command, Control Systems

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A Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) subsidiary has been awarded a four-year, $29.6 million basic ordering agreement to build command and control systems for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned aerial vehicles. Micro Systems will work to engineer and develop upgrades for electronics and ground control stations used to manage UAVs, ...

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Roei Ganzarski: Bye Aerospace Tests BoldIQ Software on HALE UAV in ‘Ever Changing’ UAV Operating Environment

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Bye Aerospace has demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses BoldIQ software built to optimize operations of the high-altitude, long-endurance hybrid aircraft. The evaluation subjected all four Silent Guardian UAVs to hundreds of mission scenarios across seven million square miles of airspace, Bye Aerospace said Thursday. “The UAV operating environment is ever changing ...

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Northrop Transports Unmanned Helicopter to Navy for Flight Test; George Vardoulakis Comments

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has transported an unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy for flight tests prior to the helicopter’s planned operations start date of 2014. Northrop assembled the second MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter at its Moss Point, Miss.-based facility and the helicopter joins its predecessor at Point Mugu, Calif.-based Naval Base ...

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General Atomics to Build 24 Reaper UAVs for $377M

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a potential $377,400,000 delivery order to produce 24 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force is obligating $305 million in fiscal year 2013 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award and is also acquiring shipping containers, spares and ...

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