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Texas Wyoming Drilling Changes Name to Drone USA; Michael Bannon Comments

Texas Wyoming Drilling has changed its name to Drone USA to reflect its focus on the production of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and other fixed-wing systems. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority also approved Thursday the company’s plan to trade its common stock on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol DRUS …

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Poland Plans Purchase of UAVs From General Atomics or Elbit Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2016 — Poland is planning to purchase long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles either from Israel’s Elbit Systems or the U.S. company General Atomics, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Defense News reported Friday Poland’s military is considering the MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-1C Gray Eagle or Hermes 900 under its Zefir program, which seeks to …

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Johns Hopkins APL Builds Prototype of Submersible, Corrosion-Resistant UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has built an unmanned aerial vehicle that can also operate underwater or launch from the sea, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab said Thursday it built a prototype of the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System using additive manufacturing methods. CRACUNS is …

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Raytheon’s Navy SM-6 Contract Reaches $573M With Contract Modification Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential three-year, $270.5 million contract modification to bring the total value of its Standard Missile-6 contract with the U.S. Navy to $573.2 million. The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the contract modification to exercise the fiscal 2016 option under the previously awarded contract, the Defense Department said Friday. SM-6 is designed to be deployed …

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Intel, AT&T to Demo UAV Data Transmission Over LTE at Mobile Trade Congress

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 23, 2016 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and AT&T (NYSE: T) will test unmanned aerial vehicle functions for video streaming and flight information transmission via an LTE wireless network, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AT&T said Monday they will use a Yuneec Typhoon H drone with Intel’s RealSense technology and transmit video and …

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Karl Jensen Joins CH2M as SVP, Federal Portfolio Lead

Karl Jensen, formerly senior vice president of business development at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has joined Colorado-based engineering firm CH2M as SVP and federal portfolio lead. In this capacity, Jensen oversees the development and delivery of engineering services and platforms to government agencies. At CACI, he was responsible for the …

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General Atomics Lands Air Force Contract for France’s 2nd MQ-9 Reaper System

General Atomics will deliver more MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles under a $43.7 million sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force as part of a foreign military sale agreement with France. The Defense Department said Tuesday the undefinitized contract action covers France’s second MQ-9 system. France previously placed a potential $1.5 billion …

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Josh Walden: Intel Eyes Drone Tech Market With AscTec Purchase

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has agreed to buy German unmanned aerial vehicle developer Ascending Technologies for an undisclosed sum as the companies seek to accelerate adoption of computing tools in the drone market. Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s new technology group, wrote in a blog article published …

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Navy Picks Boeing’s Insitu for $71M ScanEagle FMS Contract With Afghanistan

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has secured a potential three-year, $71 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for Afghanistan through a foreign military sales agreement. The firm-fixed-price contract covers ScanEagle aerial vehicles, support tools, a training facility for the UAVs, spares and field support services, the Defense …

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State Dept Clears Japan’s $1B Northrop Global Hawk Request

The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to buy $1.2 billion in Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and parts from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement. Japan asked to buy three RQ-4 Block 30 I Global Hawk aircraft, eight Kearfott GPS units and eight LN-251 GPS units, the Defense …

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