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General Atomics to Demo MDA Configured Reaper UAVs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will demonstrate configured MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the Missile Defense Agency during test activities under a $30.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will perform contract work as part of two …

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Northrop Plans Modified Global Hawk for MDA’s Laser-Carrying Drone Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) aims to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle in response to a Missile Defense Agency requirement for a drone with capacity to carry heavy loads including a laser weapon, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday that MDA’s high-altitude, …

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General Atomics Concludes Nearly 42-Hour Endurance Flight Test of Gray Eagle Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — General Atomics has completed an endurance flight test of an extended-range variant of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in which it flew over a 41.9-hour period, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the MQ-1C ER took off from El Mirage, California, for a flight that …

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Johns Hopkins APL Unveils Radioisotope-Powered Drone for Possible NASA Titan Exploration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 25, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has introduced a conceptual radioisotope-powered autonomous dual-quadcopter as a possible platform to support a future NASA mission to explore Saturn’s largest moon, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. APL said Wednesday the Dragonfly concept features a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator that will work to power the …

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Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary for ScanEagle UAS Delivery to Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2017 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the award to Insitu also covers the delivery of spares and support equipment and deployment …

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Anti-Drone Technology Provides Key Piece to Security Puzzle; Jim O’Neill Comments

From the drone that crashed into a San Diego Padres baseball game earlier this year and nearly hit several fans, to the drone that invaded the lawn of the White House, it is clear that there is commercial viability for options that can prevent unwanted drone trespassing, as well as a need for legislation …

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China: We are ‘Ready to Mass Produce’ Reaper-Like CH-5 Drone

China announced it is ready to mass produce the Cai Hong 5 (Rainbow 5, or CH-5,) a strike-capable, Reaper-like unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV,) according to Ou Zhongming, project manager at the Beijing-based China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics. The CH-5 outperforms all other Chinese-drones when it comes to operational endurance and payload …

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India Gets OK for Purchase of 22 General Atomics-Built MQ-9B Guardian Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — General Atomics will supply 22 MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems under a U.S. foreign military sales deal with India amid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Defense News reported Friday the U.S. government was set to approve the deal ahead of Modi’s arrival, …

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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Nibbler is composed of …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Cybersecurity, China, NIST and More

The Week’s Top GovCon News Stories View this email in your browser Weekly Roundup June 12 – June 16 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Many agencies, companies, organizations and individuals were caught off-guard by the recent rise in cyber …

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