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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in UAS Flight Mgmt Software Developer Kittyhawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) venture capital arm has invested in Kittyhawk to support the development of the San Francisco-based startup’s mobile applications and enterprise software offerings, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Boeing said Wednesday HorizonX Ventures joined Bonfire Ventures and Freestyle Capital in a seed funding round …

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PAE ISR to Use Sagetech Transponder on ‘Resolute Eagle’ UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — PAE ISR has tapped Sagetech to provide a transponder system for integration into the former’s Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Sagetech said Tuesday its MX12A and MXS transponders will be integrated to the Resolute Eagle UAS platform developed by the PAE–American …

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DoD Clears Sale of General Atomics Predator B Drone Variant to India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — General Atomics has received clearance from the Defense Department to sell its armed Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles to India following a previous approval for the country’s purchase of the Guardian drone for maritime surveillance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The decision to push the sale forward was …

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General Atomics Pushes MQ-25 Bid With Aircraft Carrier Deck Taxi, Launch & Recovery Demo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has conducted a demonstration of flight deck taxi and launch-and-recovery operations aboard an aircraft carrier using the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle in support of the company’s bid on the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, ExecutiveBiz …

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Three industry partners to help Lockheed on Navy’s MQ-25 tanker drone offering

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced that General Electric (NYSE: GE), United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and Triumph Aerostructures will help on its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial tanker drone program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. GE and United Technologies will respectively provide …

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State Dept OKs Germany’s $2.5B Request for Northrop MQ-4C Triton Drones

The State Department has given Germany the green light to procure four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems from the U.S. government through a potential $2.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. Northrop and Airbus’ defense and space business will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS …

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Thales to Help NASA Develop UAS Traffic Mgmt Concepts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2018 — Thales will collaborate with NASA to develop concepts on a traffic management platform for unmanned aircraft systems in an effort to accelerate their integration into the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Space Act Agreement with NASA, which could generate jobs in …

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Kratos Gets State Dept Approval to Market Tactical UAS in Europe, APAC

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 15, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received clearance from the State Department to market a company-built tactical unmanned aircraft system to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the UTAP-22 Mako drone, which will be available to …

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Navy Vet Chris Corgnati Joins PAE ISR as COO

Chris Corgnati, a 25-year U.S. Navy veteran, has joined PAE ISR as chief operating officer. PAE ISR is a joint venture of PAE, Battlespace Flight Services and American Operations Corp. that delivers ISR platforms and services to U.S. agencies, NATO and other international institutions. Chico Moline, president of PAE’s national …

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Kratos Lands $81M Drone & C3 Services Order From US Gov’t Agency

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 22, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions will provide unmanned systems as well as command, control and communications services to a U.S. government customer under a potential $81 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its unmanned systems division will deliver the drones and associated …

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