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General Atomics Eyes Automation Tech for Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2017 — General Atomics is exploring the integration of automation technology into the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle as part of efforts to update and boost the performance of the platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. National Defense Magazine reported Friday that Darren Moe, senior director of automation and user experience …

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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program. “Winning is great… but if you can’t …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Present at Upcoming Symposium on UAS Policies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president for strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will be a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium from Nov. 7 to 8, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 6. TTC said Oct. 5 Pehrson will join other …

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Navy Seeks Proposals From 4 Companies for Future Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 13, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Atomics, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) are potential bidders on the U.S. Navy‘s procurement program for a carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. USNI News reported Tuesday the Navy sent a request for proposals …

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General Atomics Focuses MQ-1C Gray Eagle Production on Extended-Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has updated its production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system to focus on the extended-range variant in support of the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has completed work on the …

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Northrop to Support Navy Triton UAV Sustainment Under $66M Task Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 9, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide test and maintenance services for the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles under a $66.3 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday Northrop Grumman Systems received the task order as part of a basic ordering …

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Lockheed to Help MDA Test, Integrate Low-Power Laser on UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 9, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will support a Missile Defense Agency project to test and integrate a low-power laser to an unmanned aerial vehicle under a $9.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract is part of the Low Power …

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BAE Systems, University Partner Develop ‘Adaptable’ Hybrid UAV Concept

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2017 — BAE Systems has teamed with Cranfield University in the U.K. to develop a conceptual hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that could shift between rotary-wing and fixed-wing modes and work with different launch and recovery settings, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the Adaptable UAV concept is …

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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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