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Kratos to Deliver 6 Unmanned Aircraft Systems to US Gov’t Customer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 9, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will produce six unmanned aircraft systems to a U.S. government customer under a delivery order awarded to its unmanned systems division, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The San Diego, California-based national security company said Tuesday it will manufacture the drones …

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USSOCOM Awards $475M UAS ISR Contract Spots to Boeing, Textron Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) have landed spots under a potential five-year, $475 million contract that covers mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Boeing’s Insitu business and Textron’s AAI Corp. subsidiary will vie for task orders under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Opportunities in the Unmanned Systems Marketplace

Weekly Roundup May 29 – June 2 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Unmanned systems are starting to be more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. While they’ve been in use in the defense industry for decades, increased attention from …

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NTT Data to Offer Drone Operations, Traffic Management Software in October

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2017 — NTT Data is set to release in October a suite of software tools for remote operations and air traffic management associated with unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the airpalette portfolio includes the Flight Operation System tool that works to remotely control multiple drones …

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Navy Debuts Drone-Based Mine Detection

Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) are using drones to detect submerged and buried mines using a system sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program. Designed to safely remove explosive ordinance in both coastal surf and shallow-water, the Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability system (MIW …

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Northrop Grumman Secures Navy Contract for Triton UAS Long-Lead Materials

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will supply long-lead components, materials and parts for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy under a $49.4 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop will perform work in California, Maryland, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and other …

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PAE Tests Beyond-Line-of-Sight Comms Function of Resolute Eagle UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — PAE has conducted a test of the Resolute Eagle unmanned aircraft system during a demonstration at the White Sands Missile Test Range to check the drone’s beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the test sought to verify Resolute Eagle’s function to transmit …

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General Atomics Receives $400M Air Force Reaper RPA Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a $400 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture 36 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the firm-fixed-price contract is for the fiscal 2016 production configuration of MQ-9 RPAs. Work will occur at a company facility Poway, California, through Aug. 31, 2020. …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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Raytheon Awarded $87M to Help UAE Field, Operate Patriot Air Defense System

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) an $87.3 million modification under a foreign military sales contract to advise and assist the United Arab Emirates on the deployment and operation of the company-built Patriot air defense system. Raytheon will also provide advisory and assistance services for planning, training,  maintenance and sustainment efforts related to UAE’s Patriot …

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