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Army Selects Martin UAV, Textron’s AAI Subsidiary for $100M Tactical Drone Contract

Martin UAV and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) AAI Corp. subsidiary will compete for orders to provide non-developmental tactical unmanned aerial systems to the U.S. Army under a potential three-year, $99.5M contract. Eleven bids were submitted to Army Contracting Command for the firm-fixed-price contract, which runs through March 27, 2022, the Department …

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FLIR Systems Buys UAS Maker Aeryon Labs for $200M; James Cannon Quoted

FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) has acquired Waterloo, Canada-based unmanned aerial systems developer Aeryon Labs for approximately $200M in a move to expand UAS offerings for military customers. Aeryon will operate under the unmanned systems and integrated solutions division of FLIR’s government and defense business, the Wilsonville, Ore.-based sensor manufacturer said Monday. James Cannon, …

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Securitas Closes Buy of Kratos’ Public Safety, Security Division; Eric DeMarco Comments

Securitas Electronic Security has completed its $70 million cash acquisition of the public safety and security business from Kratos Defense and Security Solutions. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of Kratos, said in a statement released Monday the company aims to focus growth efforts in the unmanned aerial drones, missile defense, training systems, …

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CBP Chief Vitiello Speaks at Potomac Officers’ Club Border Innovation Event

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Potomac Officers’ Club hosted the 2018 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum, where keynote speaker Ron Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and chief of U.S. Border Patrol for the Department of Homeland Security, addressed a range of technological security challenges …

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Report: India Plans $2B General Atomics-Built Maritime Patrol UAS Procurement

India intends to buy General Atomics-built unmanned aerial systems designed for maritime surveillance operations through an estimated $2 billion government-to-government deal with the U.S., Business Standard reported Thursday. The report said India will order 22 units of unarmed Sea Guardian UAS, a naval version of the Predator B platform. U.S. and Indian governments said …

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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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Kratos Receives $5 Million in Orders for Satellite Communication System and Other Hardware

National security solutions provider Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) received $5 million in Orders for specialized satellite communication systems and other hardware from U.S. national security customers, the company announced Wednesday. “Our entire organization is proud to support certain of the United States’ most strategically important satellite communication, …

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FLIR Systems Purchases Norway-Based UAS Maker Prox Dynamics for $134M

FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) has acquired Oslo, Norway-based unmanned aerial systems manufacturer Prox Dynamics for approximately $134 million to create a new UAS business within the buyer’s surveillance segment. FLIR said Wednesday it also intends to expand its airborne sensor product line with the addition of Prox Dynamics. “The team at Prox Dynamics operates with …

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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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