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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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General Atomics Concludes Nearly 42-Hour Endurance Flight Test of Gray Eagle Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — General Atomics has completed an endurance flight test of an extended-range variant of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in which it flew over a 41.9-hour period, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the MQ-1C ER took off from El Mirage, California, for a flight that …

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Johns Hopkins APL Unveils Radioisotope-Powered Drone for Possible NASA Titan Exploration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 25, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has introduced a conceptual radioisotope-powered autonomous dual-quadcopter as a possible platform to support a future NASA mission to explore Saturn’s largest moon, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. APL said Wednesday the Dragonfly concept features a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator that will work to power the …

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Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary for ScanEagle UAS Delivery to Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2017 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the award to Insitu also covers the delivery of spares and support equipment and deployment …

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