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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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Cubic Mission Solutions Eyes CPI Ground Terminal, Antennas for UAV Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 23, 2018 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit has picked Communications and Power Industries to deliver ground data terminals and antennas that will work to support unmanned aerial vehicle operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Space Daily reported Wednesday Cubic Mission Solutions awarded several contracts to CPI’s antenna systems division …

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Boeing HorizonX Ventures Places Investment in Drone Radar Developer

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) investment arm has joined the Series A funding round for Fortem Technologies in support of the Utah-based company’s efforts to build a radar system for unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The investment in Fortem is Boeing HorizonX Ventures‘ second …

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Lockheed Unveils Software for Simultaneous Multi-UAV Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 23, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has developed a technology that will work to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations by enabling simultaneous control of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles of different types, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Tuesday the VCSi platform is designed in …

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