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Leidos Eyes Technical, Field Work Under Army Tactical UAS Contract; Tim Reardon Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will vie for work to provide technical services and field support for the U.S. Army‘s tactical unmanned aircraft systems and associated ground control stations and data terminals as part of a $900 million multi-award contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday the …

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General Atomics Tests Reaper Integration With Raytheon-Made Radar Warning Receiver

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — General Atomics has installed and tested the Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) ALR-59A radar warning receiver on a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in order to validate performance against ground and air threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The radar warning receiver was carried within a standard payload pod and worked …

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Lockheed Martin Opens New Facility for Autonomous Systems Business in Colorado

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has opened a new office in Littleton, Colorado, for its autonomous systems business unit, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday the industrial space is designed to support Lockheed’s efforts to develop new autonomous technologies such as self-driving ground vehicles, drones and machine learning …

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General Dynamics Offers Bluefin SandShark Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — General Dynamics‘ mission systems subsidiary is now accepting orders from customers in the global defense, commercial and scientific sectors for its new Bluefin SandShark autonomous underwater vehicle via the company’s website, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the AUV is designed to operate at speeds …

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Amazon Delivery Drones to Employ Backup Comms Interface to Protect Packages

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) will employ a backup communications interface for its delivery drones as a first line of defense against jamming, hacking and human attacks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company plans to utilize a “mesh network” of multiple autonomous vehicles upon the compromise of …

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State Dept OKs $1B General Atomics Predator B Drone Sale to UK

The State Department has approved U.K.’s request to buy $1 billion in General Atomics-built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft and related support from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement between both countries. The U.K. government asked to procure up to 26 Predator B drones, 12 ground control stations, 25 …

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AT&T, NASA Partner to Study UAS Traffic Management Methods; Mike Leff Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and NASA have partnered to study traffic management methods for unmanned aircraft systems in support of secure drone operations within the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it collaborated with the space agency and other firms to develop …

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Mark Testoni: Graph Technology Could Support Analytics for National Security Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 11, 2016 — Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP), has noted that the “graph technology” analytics tool works to support efforts to manage digital information, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. CNN reported Thursday graph technology is designed to identify connections between data, develop algorithms based on …

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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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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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