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General Atomics to Produce 8 More AF MQ-9 Reaper Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S. Air Force ordering eight more MQ-9 Reaper drones from General Atomics for $72 million. The Defense Department said Wednesday work on the contract modification will occur in Poway, California, through to Dec. 31, 2017. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in …

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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Navy With Blackjack Drones

Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary Insitu will supply the U.S. Navy with three RQ-21A Blackjack drones, ground control stations, and associated equipment and services under a $41.1 million low-rate initial production contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract also includes initial spares, launch and recovery equipment, and program management and system engineering services. Insitu will perform …

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Raytheon to Develop Humvee-Based Anti-Drone Lasers; Bill Hart Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the Office of Naval Research to build a vehicle-based laser weapon system to target drones and other low-flying adversarial assets. Bill Hart, vice president of space systems at Raytheon, said Wednesday the laser will be based on planar waveguide technology and have a compact design for use on mobile platforms. …

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DARPA to Develop Unmanned Submersible Mothership

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency announcement for a five-year unmanned submersible project, Military and Aerospace Engineering reported Tuesday. John Keller’s post indicated the submersible will function as a mothership that can launch unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles undetected. The report said DARPA has …

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Northrop Wins $434M to Maintain AF Global Hawk Drone

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $434 million contract to maintain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of Global Hawk drones, Military & Aerospace Electronics reports. The company’s aerospace systems will be responsible for contractor logistics support work on the unmanned aerial vehicles through September 2014, John Keller reports. Keller …

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Raytheon Wins $190M Air Force Deal for Reaper Drone Targeting System

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has won a $191 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide 149 multispectral targeting systems for the branch’s General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. The company will begin delivering the systems in January 2013 and also provide support systems and spares, according to a Tuesday company announcement. Raytheon said …

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DARPA’s Bruce Wallace to Update Industry on Cloud-Proof UAV Video RFP

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants an electronic targeting system to provide clear video imaging in heavy cloud and dust environments, NextGov reports. The agency is accepting proposals for the system and DARPA Program Manager Bruce Wallace will update industry on what the agency wants at an April 30 …

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State Department Taking Contractor Bids for UAVs

The State Department has received dozens of bids from contractors as it seeks to acquire a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles to protect diplomats in Iraq and other high-risk countries. The department is accepting responses to its request for proposals through April 23, it said in an updated posting Monday …

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