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General Atomics, Intelsat Test Reaper UAS Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2017 — General Atomics has collaborated with a subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I) to test the beam switching capability of a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system connected to the Intelsat 29e satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Intelsat General said Wednesday the test worked to demonstrate the first in-flight …

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Kratos Holds Multi-UAS Demo for Large-Scale Military Exercise

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has completed a demonstration of a fleet of UTAP-22 Mako unmanned aircraft systems as part of a larger military exercise, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the multi-UAS operational demonstration focused on Mako’s autonomous functions, including manned-unmanned teaming, and …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Present at Upcoming Symposium on UAS Policies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president for strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will be a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium from Nov. 7 to 8, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 6. TTC said Oct. 5 Pehrson will join other …

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General Atomics Focuses MQ-1C Gray Eagle Production on Extended-Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has updated its production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system to focus on the extended-range variant in support of the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has completed work on the …

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Elbit System to Supply African Country With Defense Electronic Systems Under $240M Contract

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a two-year, $240 million contract from an unnamed African country to provide directed infrared countermeasure systems that work to defend aircraft against shoulder-fired missiles. The company said Tuesday it will also supply the customer with missile warning, radio, communications and small unmanned aerial systems under the contract. Contract …

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L3 Wescam Books $300M in EO/IR Tech, Support Orders

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam business unit has received $300 million in total year-to-date orders to deliver electro-optical/infrared products and in-service support to military and law enforcement customers. The company said Thursday the collective contracts for Wescam’s MX-Series EO/IR platforms reflect an increased demand for imaging products used on unmanned aircraft systems. Jeff Miller, president of L3’s …

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Jim McCarthy, the Host of ‘The Bridge’ Discusses the Challenges Facing the Burgeoning UAS (Drones) Marketplace

With new developments in aerial technology growing faster than legislature can adapt, a disconnect has emerged. The applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or Drones) are vast and far-reaching, but where will the regulatory line be drawn between hobbyists and the military? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently estimated that by …

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L3 Gets $69M Deal to Deliver Hardware for Army Manned-Unmanned Teaming Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 5, 2017 — L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has received a $69.3 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide hardware that will work to support the teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the award also calls for technical and …

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General Atomics Concludes Nearly 42-Hour Endurance Flight Test of Gray Eagle Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — General Atomics has completed an endurance flight test of an extended-range variant of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in which it flew over a 41.9-hour period, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the MQ-1C ER took off from El Mirage, California, for a flight that …

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General Dynamics, Lockheed Vet James McConville Named Privia President, CEO

James McConville, a more than 20-year federal market veteran, has joined Privia as president and CEO of the Herndon, Virginia-based government contracting bid, capture and proposal software company. He previously held a similar dual-role at Aeromech Engineering and served as an executive vice president at Chandler/May, both of which Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) …

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