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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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Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary for ScanEagle UAS Delivery to Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2017 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the award to Insitu also covers the delivery of spares and support equipment and deployment …

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Anti-Drone Technology Provides Key Piece to Security Puzzle; Jim O’Neill Comments

From the drone that crashed into a San Diego Padres baseball game earlier this year and nearly hit several fans, to the drone that invaded the lawn of the White House, it is clear that there is commercial viability for options that can prevent unwanted drone trespassing, as well as a need for legislation …

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Navy Secretary Nominee Spencer Downplays 355-Ship Fleet, Touts Unmanned Systems

Navy Secretary nominee Richard  Spencer downplayed President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 355-ship fleet, up from the current 276 number, while emphasizing that capability of weapons systems are paramount, Breaking Defense reported. The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson has assessed that the Navy requires 355 ships, and he issued a …

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