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Raytheon to Help Northrop Secure, Sustain USAF Global Hawk Fleet; Todd Probert Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 31, 2018 — A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) business unit will support Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) under a $65M subcontract to sustain an unmanned aircraft system that the latter built for the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 24. As a subcontractor, Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business will …

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USAF Exercises $150M Option on Northrop Airborne Comms Payload Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $149.6M contract modification to operate and sustain the payload for a U.S. Air Force system used to translate and transmit information across disparate networks . This modification represents the first option year under a previously awarded contract and brings the contract’s total cumulative …

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AECOM to Help USAF Maintain Remotely Piloted Aircraft Under Potential $961M Contract; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) management services group has landed a potential seven-year, $961 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force maintain and operate remotely piloted aircraft. The company said Tuesday it will provide organizational-level maintenance services for MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk systems, as well as support MQ-9 aircrew operators worldwide. “RPA systems are …

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Northrop to Support USAF Battlefield Airborne Comms Node Payload Under $173M Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a one-year, $172.7 million contract to manage the payload technology for the U.S. Air Force‘s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node. The Defense Department said Friday the company will also support BACN payload equipment and services under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. USAF will obligate $56 million in fiscal 2018 overseas contingency …

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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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Northrop Moves Global Hawk Flight Test With UTC-Built Sensor to Late January

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rescheduled the flight test of its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft with the United Technologies Corp.-built (NYSE: UTX) MS-177 multispectral imaging sensor to late January, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “The late December test flight was on schedule, but other scheduled test flights affected the …

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Northrop Taps Raytheon for $104M Air Force Global Hawk Ground Control Modernization Subcontract

Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC) has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential $104 million subcontract to update the ground controls of the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Raytheon will equip the mission control stations for the Northrop-built UAS with open architecture that will work to facilitate the addition …

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Northrop Grumman Flies Air Force’s Intell Sensor on Global Hawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 29, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has conducted a flight test of an RQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with the U.S. Air Force‘s SYERS-2 intelligence-gathering sensor, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it used a Universal Payload Adapter to mount the sensor onto the high-altitude drone. About Executive Mosaic: …

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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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Lockheed Starts Stealth Tech Work for Next-Gen Spy Plane

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 20, 2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company Skunk Works has begun researching on stealth technology that could be outfitted into its next generation of surveillance aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Flightglobal said the company envisions the high-altitude long-endurance spy plane, internally referred to as RQ-X or UQ-2, …

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