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Air Force May Transfer General Atomics-Built Predator RPAs to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2018 — Some of the U.S. Air Force‘s General Atomics-built MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft may be transferred to the U.S. Navy as the air fleet transitions to the MQ-9 Reaper by the end of the year for additional capacity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The War Zone reported …

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General Atomics to Support USAF’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Fleet Under $329M Contract

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $328.8 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force fleet of MQ‐1 Predator and MQ‐9 Reaper drones. The Defense Department said Friday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will help the service branch operate flights, maintain depot fields, supply technical manual and manage inventory …

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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft. The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it is buying and managing drones, …

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General Atomics Receives $400M Air Force Reaper RPA Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a $400 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture 36 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the firm-fixed-price contract is for the fiscal 2016 production configuration of MQ-9 RPAs. Work will occur at a company facility Poway, California, through Aug. 31, 2020. …

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CAE to Provide RPA Training Support for UAE Air Force; Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2017 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) will provide training on remotely piloted aircraft operations to the United Arab Emirates’ air forces under a potential $40.9 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the contract covers a combination of academic, simulator and live-flying RPA training services, including courseware …

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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver program, configuration and inventory control point management, as well as depot field, technical manual and software maintenance under the …

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CAE Gets $91M in Contracts With USAF, Navy, Austrian Armed Forces; Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has received approximately $91.2 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Austria’s armed forces to provide aircrew training services and simulation system updates, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday it will provide training on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 …

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General Atomics Taps CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation to Support RPA Training Academy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — General Atomics has partnered separately with CAE (NYSE: CAE) and the University of North Dakota to support the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. training academy for remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CAE will provide classroom, simulator and live-flight instruction support on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper …

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Raytheon Awarded $393M to Maintain Air Force Ground Intell System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $393 million contract to continue to provide maintenance and sustainment support for the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System. The DCGS platform works to help military personnel collect, process and share intelligence data derived from sensors, Raytheon said Wednesday. MQ-1 Predator, RQ-4 Global …

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AF Expands CAE Role in UAS Training Program; Gene Colabatistto, Ray Duquette Comment

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 10, 2015 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has announced three contract awards worth a combined $120 million, including an order of a C-130J simulator for Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and magnetic anomaly detectors for Japan, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The third is a contract modification that involves the provision of more …

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