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Elbit Systems Lands $200M Reconnaissance UAV Supply Contract With Switzerland

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has received a potential four-year, $200 million contract to supply the Swiss air force with Hermes 900 Heavy Fuel Engine unmanned aerial systems. The contract awarded by Switzerland’s defense, civil protection and sport department also covers the provision of a land-based segment for command, communications and …

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Global Hawk Supplier Partners Showcase Tech in South Korea

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 23,  2015 — Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) South Korean partners in Global Hawk components production displayed their unmanned systems technology for the RQ-4 at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition 2015, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Northrop said Firstec is manufacturing wire harnesses and Korea Jig and …

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FAA OKs MTSI as Commercial Drone Operator

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 30, 2015 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: MTSI) has been granted Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate its C-ASTRAL Bramor rTK commercial unmanned aerial system to fly up to 200 feet over land in U.S. civilian airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. MTSI said Monday the drone is equipped with …

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Lockheed Receives Work on UK Desert Hawk Core Support Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 18, 2015 — The British defense ministry has picked Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to help transition the Desert Hawk unmanned aerial system to become part of the U.K.’s core defense platform. Lockheed said the contract comes amid a growing need for drones in changing environments and a $250 …

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Edward Sayadian: Exelis Targets UAS Safety with Symphony ‘Sense-And-Avoid’ Suite

TYSONS CORNER, VA April 24, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Exelis’ (NYSE: XLS) rollout of Symphony RangeVue with “sense and avoid” alerting technology built for unmanned aerial system operators. The Symphony suite uses geofencing tools to provide map, weather and surveillance information for field or test …

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CAE to Build UAS Trainer Simulator for Italy’s Air Force; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been selected to develop an unmanned aerial system trainer that works to simulate General Atomics-built unmanned aircraft for Italy’s air force. Pilots and sensor operators of the General Atomics-built Predator will use the CAE UAS mission trainer during initial and mission training, CAE said Tuesday. “CAE has a …

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URS Buys Developer of Virtual Training Systems, Flight Simulation; Randall Wotring Comments

URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) has acquired CATI Training Systems, a developer of virtual training systems and visual flight simulation environments, for an undisclosed amount. The companies have previously worked together on multiple contracts. URS said in its announcement that CATI’s team of a dozen engineers and software developers also develop technologies that …

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Rockwell Collins to Provide Real-Time Communications System for Air Force Unmanned Aerial System

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will provide the U.S. Air Force with a  flight control system, vehicle control system and radios for an unmanned aerial aircraft as a subcontractor on a $86.2 million contract. The company’s networking solutions will enable real-time adhoc communications for the Blue Devil block II. Rockwell Collins will also …

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