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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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Northrop Eyes Partners to Test Drone Swarming Tech on Company-Built Test Bed

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 15, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is developing an open architecture test bed for unmanned systems and seeks partners interested to conduct trials on swarm tactics using the platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the test bed will work to verify swarm technologies in …

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Air Force May Transfer General Atomics-Built Predator RPAs to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2018 — Some of the U.S. Air Force‘s General Atomics-built MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft may be transferred to the U.S. Navy as the air fleet transitions to the MQ-9 Reaper by the end of the year for additional capacity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The War Zone reported …

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Raytheon, D13 Pursue Joint Development, Marketing of Counter-Drone Tech; Bob Busey Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 22, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into an agreement with Department 13 International for the joint development and sale of counter-drone technologies for defense customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 8. D13 said Jan. 8 the teaming deal initially focuses on business opportunities for its Mesmer counter-drone offering …

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Boeing Secures FAA Registration for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has assigned a registration number to Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the company’s proposed unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy as the future MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based autonomous tanker, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Boeing secured the FAA registration number N234MQ for its T1 drone prototype, which it …

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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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