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McAleese & Associates: Will Roper on Hypersonics, Other USAF Tech Dev’t Programs

McAleese & Associates has released a report on a speech by Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, at the Defense Program Conference held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Roper said the service is accelerating work on hypersonics and noted about Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) …

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Northrop Gets $89.5M Navy Contract for Triton UAS Engineering, Sustainment Support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide engineering and sustainment services for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems under a potential one-year, $89.5M cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The company will provide field service representatives, test support staff and logistics personnel for the sustainment of Triton vehicles, operator training systems and mission …

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Kratos Buys Majority Stake in Turbine Engine Maker FTT, Forms New Business Unit

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has acquired a controlling interest in Florida Turbine Technologies for $60M in cash and stock and formed a new business unit as a result of the transaction. FTT will operate as part of the newly created Kratos Turbine Technologies division, which will focus on the …

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Intel Deploys Drone System to Support Bridge Inspections in Kentucky, Minnesota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 7, 2018 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has worked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Minnesota Department of Transportation on separate projects that leveraged automated drone technology to perform bridge inspections, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its Falcon 8+ drone assisted the Kentucky agency and …

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SAP NS2 to Utilize Drone Aviation Video Footage Tech for ISR Platforms

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 1, 2018 — SAP National Security Services has partnered with Drone Aviation to integrate a drone-based video capture application into the former’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Drone Aviation said Tuesday SAP NS2’s on-premise and cloud-based ISR platforms featuring “sense making” machine learning functions, combined …

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Lockheed Eyes Multiple Aircraft Concepts for Air Force’s KC-Z Aerial Tanker Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is exploring multiple concepts for an aerial refueling plane as the company looks to bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-Z tanker aircraft program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Drive reported Thursday that Lockheed is preparing proposals to offer hybrid-wing and …

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Lockheed Martin Backs Competition on AI-Enabled Autonomous Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has partnered with the Drone Racing League to establish a competition focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to operate an unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday participants in the $2M AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge will be tasked to develop an …

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Boeing Wins $805M Navy Unmanned Aerial Refueler EMD Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will build four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based drones for the U.S. Navy under a potential six-year, $805.3M engineering and manufacturing development contract. “As a company, we made an investment in both our team and in an unmanned aircraft system that meets the U.S. Navy’s refueling requirements,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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General Atomics, Partner Test Performance of Arresting Hook for Proposed Navy Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit has completed tests on the performance of an arresting hook that it built with Fokker for a proposed U.S. Navy unmanned aerial refueling aircraft under the MQ-25 Stingray program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Fokker worked to verify …

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Kratos Eyes Upcoming NAVAIR Contract for Supply of 60 Subsonic Aerial Target Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 18, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) anticipates an order for 60 BQM-177A unmanned subsonic aerial targets from Naval Air Systems Command for delivery between the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 and the second quarter of the following year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday NAVAIR …

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