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General Atomics Lands Air Force Contract for France’s 2nd MQ-9 Reaper System

General Atomics will deliver more MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles under a $43.7 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force as part of a foreign military sale agreement with France. The Defense Department said Tuesday the undefinitized contract action covers France’s second MQ-9 system. France previously placed a potential $1.5 billion …

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State Dept Approves $130M General Atomics Reaper Weapons Sale to Italy

The State Department has cleared a potential sale to Italy of $129.6 million in weapon systems for integration onto the country’s fleet of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. Italy has requested 164 Hellfire II air-to-surface and captive air training missiles, 30 laser-guided bombs and 142 non-major defense equipment through …

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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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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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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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Christopher Ames: General Atomics Reaper Tweak Anticipates Growth in Maritime Surveillance Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 6, 2015 — General Atomics said it now offers a lower-cost variant of its MQ-9 Reaper drone for terrestrial and maritime use capable of being re-tasked in midair depending on mission requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. DoD Buzz said Tuesday Christopher Ames, director of international strategic development for …

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General Atomics Looks to Update Reaper Drone for European Skies

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on General Atomics is looking to update its MQ-9 Reaper to comply with European air-worthiness regulations ahead of a plan to sell the unmanned aircraft to U.S. allied nations in the region. According to a DoD Buzz report, Christopher Ames, …

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GA-ASI, Cobham Renew Drone Lifecycle Support Agreement

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 18, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will continue to partner with Cobham in providing full lifecycle support to the Predator B / MQ-9 Reaper program in Australia and the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The two sides formalized the extension by signing a teaming …

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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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Gene Colabatistto: CAE to Integrate Training Systems for US, Canadian Forces

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won $103.8 million in contracts from three branches of the U.S. and Canadian armed forces to provide training systems and other related services. The company said Tuesday the contracts include aircrew training work for the U.S. Air Force, design and manufacture of a flight training device for …

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