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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: UAVs Should Have Function to Support Mission Reassignment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said unmanned aerial vehicles should have added functionalities to support mission reassignment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Pehrson was one of the participants in a discussion of the potential role of UAVs …

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Drone USA Acquires Howco Distributing to Add Facilities, Property; Michael Bannon Comments

New York City-based unmanned vehicle maker Drone USA has concluded its purchase of wholesale distribution company Howco Distributing Corp. for $3.5 million in cash, promissory notes and warrants. Drone USA said Tuesday it will have access to Howco’s facility leases and related intellectual property and establish connections with the latter company’s suppliers and vendors. Howco reported …

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General Atomics to Conduct Final Operational Tests & Evaluations on Army Gray Eagle UAS 

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary a $17.3 million contract modification to perform final operational test and evaluation services on the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company will conduct work for the program in Poway, California, through August 2017, …

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Intel Gets FAA Waiver for Nighttime Small UAS Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has received a certificate of waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration that allows the company to operate up to 1, 000 small unmanned aircraft systems at night within special security notice flight restricted areas, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said …

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Northrop Taps Raytheon for $104M Air Force Global Hawk Ground Control Modernization Subcontract

Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential $104 million subcontract to update the ground controls of the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Raytheon will equip the mission control stations for the Northrop-built UAS with open architecture that will work to facilitate the addition …

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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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