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Navy Picks Boeing’s Insitu for $71M ScanEagle FMS Contract With Afghanistan

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has secured a potential three-year, $71 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for Afghanistan through a foreign military sales agreement. The firm-fixed-price contract covers ScanEagle aerial vehicles, support tools, a training facility for the UAVs, spares and field support services, the Defense …

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Ken Asbury: CACI’s SkyTracker to Address Potential UAS Threat to Critical Infrastructure

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 23,  2015 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has unveiled its SkyTracker precision system that works to detect unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems flying in restricted airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CACI said Thursday the system seeks to mitigate potential UAS threats without interference to legitimate communications systems or drone operations …

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State Dept Clears Japan’s $1B Northrop Global Hawk Request

The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to buy $1.2 billion in Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and parts from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement. Japan asked to buy three RQ-4 Block 30 I Global Hawk aircraft, eight Kearfott GPS units and eight LN-251 GPS units, the Defense …

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Textron Systems Subsidiary Lands $142M in Army Logistics, Program Mgmt Contracts

AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT) Systems, has been awarded two potential one-year contracts worth $142.5 million combined to provide performance-based logistics and program management support for the U.S. Army’s Shadow drones. The first award is an indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract worth $110 million and the second firm-fixed-price contract is worth $32.5 …

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General Atomics to Produce Updated Gray Eagle Drone for US Army

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a contract to produce Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army. The company said Wednesday the award covers full-rate production of 19 UAS that are scheduled for delivery in September 2018. The IGE is an updated version of the service branch’s Gray …

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State Dept Clears Spain’s $243M General Atomics Reaper UAV Purchase

The State Department has approved Spain’s request to purchase four General Atomics-built Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment from the U.S. under a $243 million foreign military sale. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the order also includes 20 positioning and guidance units, two mobile ground control stations, five Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems and five Lynx …

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Northrop to Retrofit, Maintain US Air Force’s Global Hawk Drones Under $3B Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $3.2 billion contract to update and sustain all variants of the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems. The company will perform program management, engineering, configuration and technical modernization efforts to support development of the drones, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Northrop will perform …

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Chris Pehrson: Contractors to Stay Out of Drone ‘Targeting Chain’

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 21, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Chris Pehrson, director of strategic development at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, making comments on the role of contractors in the operations armed drones for the military. Defense One first reported Wednesday the company has conducted Reaper and Predator surveillance missions for the …

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Lockheed Unveils Air Traffic Control System for UAS Pilots

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 6, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) rolling out a traffic management tool that would allow unmanned aircraft systems controllers to share flight information with other UAS pilots. The UAS traffic manager feeds UAS flight plans to the Federal Aviation Administration’s National …

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Supports Navy Drone Refueling Program with Navigation Software

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 15, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) helped demonstrate an aerial refueling of the Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) X-47B unmanned aircraft in April using navigation software the Chantilly firm has created for the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Tony Smeraglinolo, Engility president and …

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