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DARPA Taps General Atomics, Lockheed, Northrop to Design UAVs for Air-to-Air Weapon Engagement

DARPA LongShot concept

General Atomics, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have received separate contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles that can deploy multiple weapons. All three companies will conduct preliminary design work for the first phase of DARPA's LongShot program to potentially demonstrate a novel system capable of supporting aerial threat engagement missions, the agency said Monday.

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Air Force Taps Boeing, General Atomics, Kratos to Build UAV Prototypes for Manned-Unmanned Teaming

Skyborg conceptual design AFRL photo

Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Atomics' aeronautical systems business and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) have received separate two-year contracts worth $77.8M combined to develop prototype unmanned air vehicles for the U.S. Air Force's manned-unmanned teaming experimentation initiative. All three companies will aim to build UAV technology to serve as testbeds for an autonomous core system concept under the service branch's Skyborg Vanguard program, the AF Life Cycle Management Center said Monday.

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Former National Lab Exec Anantha Krishnan Named General Atomics Energy Group SVP

Anantha Krishnan SVP of Energy Group General Atomics

Anantha Krishnan, a 15-year veteran of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and most recently associate laboratory director of the LLNL engineering directorate, has been appointed senior vice president of the energy business at General Atomics.

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Boeing Teams Up With General Atomics, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Pursue Next-Gen Interceptor Program; Norm Tew Quoted

Norm Tew VP and GM Boeing

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has partnered with Aerojet Rocketydyne and General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business to form an industry team to compete for the Missile Defense Agency’s Next-Generation Interceptor program. Norm Tew -- vice president and general manager of the missile and weapon systems division at Boeing’s defense, space and security business -- said the Boeing-led team aims to deliver critical technology to improve the country’s homeland missile defense by building on the companies’ decades of combined experience in missile and weapons systems.

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