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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: This Week in Contracts

Weekly Roundup August 28 – September 1 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week we saw a number of contracts awarded across a variety of fields such as medicine, cybersecurity, vehicle improvement and modernization, missiles and more. Let’s take a …

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USAF Adds Textron Subsidiary, General Atomics to $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

A Textron Systems (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary and a General Atomics business unit have won spots on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop aerospace vehicle platforms for warfighters. AAI Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will perform work at their respective facilities in Maryland …

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General Atomics Secures Support Contract for Air Force Depot Maintenance Capability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will provide hardware, software and documentation support for a U.S. Air Force organic depot maintenance platform under a potential $18.8 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will help activate the platform for a …

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General Atomics Performs FAA-Approved Flight of Predator B Variant in National Airspace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 22, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has performed a flight of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft across non-restricted airspace following approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it flew the Predator B variant from Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona to General Atomics …

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UK Air Force Considers MBDA Brimstone Missiles for General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 16, 2016 — The U.K. air force has expressed plans to equip its General Atomics-built Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft systems with MBDA‘s Brimstone precision strike missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MBDA said Dec. 8 it will partner with the Defense Department, the U.K ministry of defense and General Atomics’ …

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General Atomics Certifiable Predator-B Undergoes 1st Test Flight

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 30, 2016 — General Atomics has performed the maiden test flight of the Certifiable Predator-B remotely piloted aircraft at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The first flight of our Certifiable Predator-B aircraft is a major milestone in our progression towards delivering a RPA …

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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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General Atomics’ Predator C Extended-Range Version Undergoes First Flight

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2016 — The extended-range version of General Atomics‘ Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft has completed its first flight over the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems designed the Avenger Extended Range with a fuel capacity …

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General Atomics Secures $310M Army Gray Eagle UAS Logistics Contract

General Atomics has been awarded a one-year, $310 million contract to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-1C Gray Eagle sustainment program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $74 million in fiscal year 2017 funds at the time of award, the Defense Department …

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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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