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Army Multiplies Laser Weapons Power to 100kW

Army lasers, which previously had between 5 to 10 kilowatt strength, will be amplified to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could char helicopters and even small, fixed-wing aircraft, reports Breaking Defense. A truck-fired 50 kW weapon, an upgrade of the 10 kW HEL-MTT, will be tested next-year, while an …

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Air Force Taps Lockheed for Potential $409M Thermal, Power, Control R&D Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a spot on a potential seven-year, $409 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support a U.S. Air Force program that seeks to research and develop thermal, power and control technologies for air platforms. The Defense Department said Friday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program will involve multiple …

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Report Names Key Players in Growing Global UAV Flight Training & Simulation Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2017 — A new Research and Markets report has stated that BAE Systems, CAE (NYSE: CAE), L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Thales are among the key players in the global unmanned aerial vehicle flight training and simulation market, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Research and Markets said Monday the market …

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Saab to Move US Defense Business HQ from Virginia to NY

Saab will relocate the headquarters of its North American defense and security business from Ashburn, Virginia, to East Syracuse, New York, in a push to grow the unit’s U.S. footprint and local presence in the state, Syracuse.com reported Wednesday. Rick Moriarty writes New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his …

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DoD Approves Sale of Raytheon SM-6 Missiles to International Clients

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2017 — Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile – 6 has been approved by the Defense Department to be sold to several international customers that seek to use the missiles to support their shipbuilding programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday SM-6 is designed to provide naval ships with …

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DJI, Seagate to Develop Tools to Support UAV Data Demand

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — DJI and Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX) have entered into a partnership to create new technologies in an effort to address the data storage, download, management and sharing demands of large volumes of data generated from unmanned aerial vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. With this partnership DJI and …

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General Atomics Lands $128M Contract to Develop Unmanned Aircraft for UK Air Force

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has been awarded a $127.6 million contract from the U.K.’s defense ministry to build a new unmanned aircraft platform for the country’s air force. The ministry said Sunday the company will modify its current drone technology to develop the Protector remotely piloted air system under the contract. U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: UAVs Should Have Function to Support Mission Reassignment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said unmanned aerial vehicles should have added functionalities to support mission reassignment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Pehrson was one of the participants in a discussion of the potential role of UAVs …

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UK Seeks Local Training Center for Reaper Pilots; CAE’s Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2016 — The U.K. government looks to stand up a local training center for remotely piloted aircraft such as the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper as the U.S. training facility at Holloman Air Force Base limits slots for foreign allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force has sought to prioritize …

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Drone USA to Buy West Coast Machine Parts Supplier Through Cash-and-Stock Deal

New York-based Drone USA has signed a letter of intent to buy an unidentified West Coast-based supplier of machine parts, spares and replacement tools to the defense and commercial sectors through a cash-and-stock transaction of an undisclosed sum. Drone USA CEO Michael Bannon said Thursday he expects the transaction to …

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