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Northrop Awarded $190M Army Hunter UAS Logistics Support Extension

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue to provide logistics support for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-5B Hunter tactical unmanned aircraft systems under a two-year, $190.3 million contract. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $44.2 million at the time of award from the military branch’s …

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General Atomics Secures $310M Army Gray Eagle UAS Logistics Contract

General Atomics has been awarded a one-year, $310 million contract to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-1C Gray Eagle sustainment program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $74 million in fiscal year 2017 funds at the time of award, the Defense Department …

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Raytheon to Integrate Landing Guidance Tech With F-35, UAS; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 21, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $270 million contract from the U.S. Navy to integrate the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System with various aircraft, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it will work to integrate the JPALS landing guidance technology with unmanned aircraft …

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Battelle, Air Force Partner to Develop Aircraft Anti-Icing Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 13, 2016 — Battelle and the U.S. Air Force‘s Life Cycle Management Center have entered into a cooperative research-and-development agreement for the development of an anti-icing technology for aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The agreement aims to create an ice protection technology with carbon nanotube dispersants to support unmanned aircraft system …

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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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General Atomics to Conduct Final Operational Tests & Evaluations on Army Gray Eagle UAS 

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary a $17.3 million contract modification to perform final operational test and evaluation services on the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company will conduct work for the program in Poway, California, through August 2017, …

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Intel Gets FAA Waiver for Nighttime Small UAS Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 6, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has received a certificate of waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration that allows the company to operate up to 1, 000 small unmanned aircraft systems at night within special security notice flight restricted areas, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said …

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First Predator A Pilots Graduate From General Atomics UAS Flight Training Academy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2016 — The General Atomics unmanned aircraft system flight training academy in North Dakota has produced its first batch of graduates who are now qualified to operate the Predator A, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the academy expects to produce an additional five pilots and six sensor operators and will …

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Northrop Grumman Donates UAS for Northland College Training Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 26, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has donated a Bat multi-mission unmanned aircraft system and associated equipment to Northland Community & Technical College in efforts to expand UAS operations in the Red River Valley in North Dakota and Minnesota, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. NCTC said Tuesday it will use the drone to support …

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Northrop to Update Global Hawk Ground Segment Under Air Force Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 24, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the ground control segment of the service branch’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will provide a scalable cockpit architecture and new command-and-control tools and cybersecurity …

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