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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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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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