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Chris Pehrson: Contractors to Stay Out of Drone ‘Targeting Chain’

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 21, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Chris Pehrson, director of strategic development at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, making comments on the role of contractors in the operations armed drones for the military. Defense One first reported Wednesday the company has conducted Reaper and Predator surveillance missions for the …

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Lockheed Unveils Air Traffic Control System for UAS Pilots

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 6, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rolling out a traffic management tool that would allow unmanned aircraft systems controllers to share flight information with other UAS pilots. The UAS traffic manager feeds UAS flight plans to the Federal Aviation Administration’s National …

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Supports Navy Drone Refueling Program with Navigation Software

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 15, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) helped demonstrate an aerial refueling of the Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) X-47B unmanned aircraft in April using navigation software the Chantilly firm has created for the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Tony Smeraglinolo, Engility president and …

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General Atomics to Produce 8 More AF MQ-9 Reaper Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S. Air Force ordering eight more MQ-9 Reaper drones from General Atomics for $72 million. The Defense Department said Wednesday work on the contract modification will occur in Poway, California, through to Dec. 31, 2017. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Navy With Blackjack Drones

Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary Insitu will supply the U.S. Navy with three RQ-21A Blackjack drones, ground control stations, and associated equipment and services under a $41.1 million low-rate initial production contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract also includes initial spares, launch and recovery equipment, and program management and system engineering services. Insitu will perform …

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Raytheon to Develop Humvee-Based Anti-Drone Lasers; Bill Hart Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the Office of Naval Research to build a vehicle-based laser weapon system to target drones and other low-flying adversarial assets. Bill Hart, vice president of space systems at Raytheon, said Wednesday the laser will be based on planar waveguide technology and have a compact design for use on mobile platforms. …

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DARPA to Develop Unmanned Submersible Mothership

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency announcement for a five-year unmanned submersible project, Military and Aerospace Engineering reported Tuesday. John Keller’s post indicated the submersible will function as a mothership that can launch unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles undetected. The report said DARPA has …

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Northrop, Navy Land UAV on Carrier for First Time; Carl Johnson Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy landed an unmanned aerial vehicle on an aircraft carrier deck for the first time Wednesday. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System arrived on the deck of the USS George HW Bush at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. after a 35-minute test flight, …

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Northrop Wins $434M to Maintain AF Global Hawk Drone

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $434 million contract to maintain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of Global Hawk drones, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports. The company’s aerospace systems will be responsible for contractor logistics support work on the unmanned aerial vehicles through September 2014, John Keller reports. Keller …

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General Atomics Wins $411M Army Contract for Gray Eagle Drones

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has won a $410, 981, 211 contract to supply Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said the firm-fixed-price contract includes the procurement of Gray Eagle initial spare parts and additional hardware. In May, the Army awarded the firm a $141, …

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