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Insitu Gets Additional $232M SOCOM UAS ISR Task Order

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary a potential $232 million task order under a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Wednesday the order has a $5,000 minimum value and extends Insitu’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the MEUAS II-B platform. …

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Raytheon Radar, UAS to Support Army Ground Troops Against Enemy Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2018 — A Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) radar and unmanned aircraft system designed to detect and counter adversary drones will be utilized by the U.S. Army in its battlefield operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its Coyote tube-launched UAS, which will be deployed before the end of 2018, …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: $400M+ July Contracts and Top 10 Stories

The Week’s Top GovCon News Stories View this email in your browser Weekly Roundup July 9 – July 13, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes   Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up:  $400M+ July Contracts & Top 10 Stories Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO Who Says Summer is Slow? $400M+ …

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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in UAS Flight Mgmt Software Developer Kittyhawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) venture capital arm has invested in Kittyhawk to support the development of the San Francisco-based startup’s mobile applications and enterprise software offerings, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Boeing said Wednesday HorizonX Ventures joined Bonfire Ventures and Freestyle Capital in a seed funding round …

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PAE ISR to Use Sagetech Transponder on ‘Resolute Eagle’ UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — PAE ISR has tapped Sagetech to provide a transponder system for integration into the former’s Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Sagetech said Tuesday its MX12A and MXS transponders will be integrated to the Resolute Eagle UAS platform developed by the PAE–American …

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DoD Clears Sale of General Atomics Predator B Drone Variant to India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — General Atomics has received clearance from the Defense Department to sell its armed Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles to India following a previous approval for the country’s purchase of the Guardian drone for maritime surveillance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The decision to push the sale forward was …

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Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts. …

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State Dept OKs Germany’s $2.5B Request for Northrop MQ-4C Triton Drones

The State Department has given Germany the green light to procure four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems from the U.S. government through a potential $2.5 billion foreign military sales agreement. Northrop and Airbus’ defense and space business will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS …

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Kratos Secures State Dept Clearance for Int’l Marketing of 2nd Tactical UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 23, 2018 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will work to market a second tactical unmanned aircraft system in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region following an approval from the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Mako drone is designed …

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CBP Chief Vitiello Speaks at Potomac Officers’ Club Border Innovation Event

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Potomac Officers’ Club hosted the 2018 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum, where keynote speaker Ron Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and chief of U.S. Border Patrol for the Department of Homeland Security, addressed a range of technological security challenges …

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