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Report: India Plans $2B Purchase of 100 General Atomics Armed, Surveillance Drones

India plans to buy 100 General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles worth $2 billion to support internal security and counterterrorism efforts and to help counter Chinese incursions into the country’s territory, PTI reported Tuesday. The news agency said industry sources have indicated India’s interest in both the armed Avenger drones and the …

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Northrop Grumman Flies Global Hawk-Derivative NATO Surveillance Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 22, 2015 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) held an inaugural flight for the Global Hawk-based surveillance aircraft it built to support NATO missions such as border security and humanitarian assistance, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Saturday the Alliance Ground Surveillance drone carries a Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Targets Drone Pilot Training Market Amid AF Outsourcing Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) continues its work to capture new unmanned aircraft programs and expand its market presence in pilot training services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense Magazine reported Thursday that Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company’s Predator pilot training program …

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Lockheed Martin Conducts UAS Traffic Mgmt Demo for Firefighting Ops

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 4, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has flown a Stalker XE and K-MAX unmanned aircraft systems on a firefighting mission as part of a demonstration of a prototype UAS traffic management platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the two UAS and the UTM system worked together …

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Elbit Systems Lands $200M Reconnaissance UAV Supply Contract With Switzerland

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential four-year, $200 million contract to supply the Swiss air force with Hermes 900 Heavy Fuel Engine unmanned aerial systems. The contract awarded by Switzerland’s defense, civil protection and sport department also covers the provision of a land-based segment for command, communications and …

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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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