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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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Former Vectrus SVP Chico Moline Joins PAE ISR as President; Karl Williams Comments

Chico Moline, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Vectrus’ (NYSE: VEC) information technology and network communication service business line, has joined the PAE–American Operations Corp. joint venture PAE ISR as president. The 20-year engineering integration and business leadership veteran will aim to address PAE ISR’s market growth opportunities in …

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4 Firms Land Spots on $1.73B Navy Drone ISR Services IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies positions on a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for land and maritime-based unmanned aerial systems. The Naval Air Systems Command received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers drone ISR non-developmental equipment, spares, trained personnel, installation, …

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Kratos to Deliver 6 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to US Gov’t Customer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 9, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will produce six unmanned aircraft systems to a U.S. government customer under a delivery order awarded to its unmanned systems division, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The San Diego, California-based national security company said Tuesday it will manufacture the drones …

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NTT Data to Offer Drone Operations, Traffic Management Software in October

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2017 — NTT Data is set to release in October a suite of software tools for remote operations and air traffic management associated with unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the airpalette portfolio includes the Flight Operation System tool that works to remotely control multiple drones …

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PAE Tests Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Function of Resolute Eagle UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — PAE has conducted a test of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system during a demonstration at the White Sands Missile Test Range to check the drone’s beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the test sought to verify Resolute Eagle’s function to transmit …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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General Atomics, Partner Open Reaper Landing Gear Production Facility in Netherlands

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — A division of General Atomics has partnered with GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business to open a facility in the Netherlands that would house production of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper landing gear systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Fokker said Tuesday it will work with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. to …

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Northrop Grumman’s New North Dakota Facility to Support UAS Research, Training

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has opened a new autonomous systems research facility at the Grand Sky unmanned aircraft systems business and aviation park in North Dakota in a move to increase support for the Grand Forks Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said …

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