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BAE to Acquire Prismatic, Co-Developer of ‘PHASA-35’ Solar Electric UAV

BAE Systems has agreed to purchase U.K.-based aerospace technology developer Prismatic for an undisclosed sum in the British defense contractor's strategy to push the boundaries of air and space innovation. The deal comes 15 months after both companies unveiled a partnership on the PHASA-35 unmanned air vehicle, a high-altitude long endurance aircraft designed to operate using battery and solar cells, BAE said Tuesday.

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General Atomics to Integrate, Test Special Ops UAV Modifications Under Potential $93M SOCOM IDIQ

General Atomics business unit has landed a potential five-year, $93M contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to integrate and test modified variants of two unmanned aerial vehicle platforms. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will incorporate Special Operations Forces Peculiar modifications into MQ-9 and MQ-1C medium altitude, long endurance tactical UAVs, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Northrop Secures $164M Army Hunter UAS Support Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) received a one-year, $163.6M contract to provide a range of support services for the U.S. Army’s fleet of MQ5B Hunter drones. The company will help the military branch operate, engineer, reconfigure and maintain the unmanned aerial systems as part of the cost-plus-fixed-fee award, the Department of …

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General Atomics Receives $263M Air Force UAV Production Contract

A General Atomics business unit has secured a potential three-year, $263.4M contract to produce MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will build the UAVs in accordance with fiscal 2018 production configuration requirements, the Defense Department said Monday. The Air Force will obligate the full …

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General Atomics to Retrofit Air Force UAV Ground Control Station Under $92M Contract

General Atomics has received a $92.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the service branch’s ground control station for MQ-9 Block 30 unmanned aerial vehicles. The company’s aeronautical systems unit will convert the MD-1A Block 15 GCS to the Block 30 configuration in line with a fiscal 2018 retrofit effort, the …

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Army Chooses Six Firms for Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming Project

The U.S. Army has selected six small businesses for a five-year, $50M contract to develop technologies that can support teaming operations among unmanned aerial, ground and underwater autonomous vehicles. Accelerated Development and Support, Archarithms, Cybernet Systems, DHPC Technologies, Robotic Research, Shield AI will compete for task orders under the Army’s Autonomous Unmanned Systems Teaming and …

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General Atomics to Develop New MQ-9 UAV Sensor Under $134M MDA Contract

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a $133.9M Missile Defense Agency contract to develop, integrate and test a new sensor for use with the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The company will test the sensor in realistic conditions at locations within and outside the continental U.S., the Defense Department said Monday. The agency will …

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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in Urban Logistics Drone Builder Matternet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 28, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), through its venture capital arm, has invested in North Fair Oaks, Calif.-based Matternet, which builds unmanned aerial vehicles for urban logistics use, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Boeing said Tuesday HorizonX Ventures led a Series A funding round that raised $16 million to support …

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DOT Taps AT&T to Provide LTE Network Coverage for UAS Integration Pilot Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 15, 2018 — The Transportation Department has selected AT&T (NYSE: T) to provide long-term evolution network coverage for a pilot program designed to test unmanned aerial vehicles as part of government efforts to integrate UAVs into the national airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. DOT’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration …

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Kratos to Support Dynetics in Phase 3 of DARPA’s Drone Swarming Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 20, 2018 — A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) business unit will work with partner Dynetics as the team advances to the third phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program for the aerial launch and recovery of multiple drones, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. …

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