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Lockheed’s F-35 Performs 1st Air-to-Air Kill Test Against Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 3, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S. Air Force have concluded the first live air-to-air kill test of the company’s F-35 fighter jet against a drone over a military test range near California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The F-35 Joint Program Office said Monday the F-35 fired an AIM-9X missile …

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UK Seeks Local Training Center for Reaper Pilots; CAE’s Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2016 — The U.K. government looks to stand up a local training center for remotely piloted aircraft such as the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper as the U.S. training facility at Holloman Air Force Base limits slots for foreign allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force has sought to prioritize …

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Northrop Lands $203M Option on Air Force Global Hawk Logistics, Sustainment Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a potential one-year, $203.5 million contract modification to continue to provide sustainment and logistics support for the service branch’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems. The company will supply additional materials and provide maintenance, planning and operations services to exercise an option …

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Drone USA to Buy West Coast Machine Parts Supplier Through Cash-and-Stock Deal

New York-based Drone USA has signed a letter of intent to buy an unidentified West Coast-based supplier of machine parts, spares and replacement tools to the defense and commercial sectors through a cash-and-stock transaction of an undisclosed sum. Drone USA CEO Michael Bannon said Thursday he expects the transaction to …

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Texas Wyoming Drilling Changes Name to Drone USA; Michael Bannon Comments

Texas Wyoming Drilling has changed its name to Drone USA to reflect its focus on the production of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and other fixed-wing systems. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority also approved Thursday the company’s plan to trade its common stock on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol DRUS …

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Textron Awarded $116M to Update Army Shadow UAS Fleet; Henry Finneral Comments

A Textron (NYSE: TXT) business unit has been awarded a $116.5 million contract to update a tactical unmanned aircraft system the U.S. Army operates for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and to relay communications.  Textron’s unmanned systems business will work to update 24 of the Army’s RQ-7B V2 Shadow TUAS and deliver that set of unmanned aircraft back …

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Poland Plans Purchase of UAVs From General Atomics or Elbit Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2016 — Poland is planning to purchase long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles either from Israel’s Elbit Systems or the U.S. company General Atomics, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Defense News reported Friday Poland’s military is considering the MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-1C Gray Eagle or Hermes 900 under its Zefir program, which seeks to …

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Northrop Grumman Flies Air Force’s Intell Sensor on Global Hawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 29, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted a flight test of an RQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with the U.S. Air Force‘s SYERS-2 intelligence-gathering sensor, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it used a Universal Payload Adapter to mount the sensor onto the high-altitude drone. About Executive Mosaic: …

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Northrop Grumman to Deliver 5 Global Hawks to NATO

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 27, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will supply five Global Hawk ground surveillance drones and associated components to NATO by the end of the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Defense News reported Monday that the company will deliver the aircraft to the Sigonella Air Base in Italy, …

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Northrop Grumman to Begin Development of DARPA’s Reconnaissance Drone Demonstrator

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will begin construction of an unmanned aircraft system demonstrator platform as part of the $93.1 million contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Thursday, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DARPA said Monday the award under phase three of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node program aims …

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