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TSC Adopts ‘ADS Federal’ Name Following Acquisition

Technical Services Corp. has purchased Virginia-based Accelerated Development & Support and rebranded as ADS Federal as a result of the acquisition. ADS Federal Angel Diaz said in a statement published Monday the combined firm will leverage ADS’ experience supporting the Department of Defense and identify critical requirements in support of clients’ missions. …

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PAE ISR to Equip Resolute Eagle UAS With Persistent Systems’ MANET Radio; Chris Corgnati Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 2, 2018 — PAE ISR has entered into an agreement to utilize Persistent Systems‘ MPU5 radio with Wave Relay mobile ad hoc networking technology on the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 19. The PAE and AOC joint venture said Dec. 18 the radio system works to run high-demand …

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PAE ISR Earns Interim Flight Clearance for VTOL Resolute Eagle Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 28, 2018 — A joint venture of PAE and AOC has secured a Group 3 interim flight clearance from Naval Air Systems Command that serves to verify the airworthiness of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. PAE ISR said Monday the Resolute Eagle VTOL variant has been verified …

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Boeing, SparkCognition to Form JV to Support UAS Airspace Integration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 21, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SparkCognition plan to jointly develop software made to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the world’s airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The two firms will establish SkyGrid, a joint venture that would leverage artificial intelligence, blockchain and data analytics …

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PAE ISR Picks UTC-Built Laser Designator for Resolute Eagle UAS; Beth Beach Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 6, 2018 — A joint venture between PAE and AOC has tapped a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to supply an optical and laser designation payload for the Resolute Eagle drone, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 9. PAE ISR said Oct. 8 UTC Aerospace Systems will provide the TASE400 …

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Raytheon Lands $191M Army Contract for Counter-UAS Radars

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a potential $191M contract to deliver Ku-band radio frequency radars to the U.S. Army for use against unmanned aerial vehicles. The company said Thursday its KuRFS electronically scanned array system is geared to provide military users with fire control and detection of enemy missiles, artillery …

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General Atomics Gets $193M Army UAS Logistics Support Modification

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has received a $192.7M contract modification to provide logistics services for the U.S. Army‘s Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system. Army Contracting Command will obligate $41.8M at the time of award from the service branch’s fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Work …

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General Atomics to Provide Army UAS Technical Services Under $442M Contract

General Atomics has received a potential five-year, $441.6M contract to provide technical services to Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems the company has produced for the U.S. Army. The service branch will determine funds and performance locations with each order under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that runs through Sept. 30, 2023, the Defense Department …

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Lockheed Martin Backs Competition on AI-Enabled Autonomous Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has partnered with the Drone Racing League to establish a competition focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to operate an unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday participants in the $2M AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge will be tasked to develop an …

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Boeing’s Insitu Unit Gets $54M Blackjack UAS Delivery Contract From Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 23, 2018 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply four Lot II RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and eight attrition aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and Poland under a $54M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deliver ground control …

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