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Textron Systems Subsidiary Lands $142M in Army Logistics, Program Mgmt Contracts

AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT) Systems, has been awarded two potential one-year contracts worth $142.5 million combined to provide performance-based logistics and program management support for the U.S. Army’s Shadow drones. The first award is an indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract worth $110 million and the second firm-fixed-price contract is worth $32.5 …

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Ken Asbury: New CACI Tech to Locate, ‘Spoof’ Unauthorized UAVs Near Airports

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 2,  2015 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) CEO Ken Asbury said the company’s new sensor technology works to help counter unauthorized unmanned aerial vehicle operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Washington Post reported Thursday the technology is designed to locate and “commandeer” UAVs flying near airports and other sensitive airspace and is …

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General Atomics Gets $121M Modification on Gray Eagle UAS Production Contract with Army

General Atomics has received a $121.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to build Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems and satellite data terminals. The award covers production of 19 Gray Eagles and 19 satcom terminals and is a modification to a potential $200 million contract the company was awarded …

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General Atomics Plans Training Academy for Drone Pilots in 2016

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 22, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on General Atomics’ plans to establish a training academy for drone operators from U.S. allied forces in January 2016 to help address pilot shortage and the growing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles. Military.com said Thursday that many …

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GA-ASI, Cobham Renew Drone Lifecycle Support Agreement

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 18, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will continue to partner with Cobham in providing full lifecycle support to the Predator B / MQ-9 Reaper program in Australia and the U.K., ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The two sides formalized the extension by signing a teaming …

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Logos Technologies Lands Navy UAV Sensor Research Contract

Logos Technologies has won a $32.8 million contract to perform research on compact sensor platforms for the U.S. Navy to use on at least three types of unmanned aerial vehicles. The Defense Department said Thursday the sensors could be integrated with Tigershark,  RQ-8 Firescout and RQ-21 Blackjack UAVs for use in …

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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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Northrop Receives USAF Order of Global Hawk UAVs for South Korea

The U.S. Air Force will supply South Korea with four Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, two spare engines and ground control environment components under a foreign military sale worth $657.4 million. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Northrop will also equip the aircraft with the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite. The sale …

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Northrop to Produce 3 More USAF Global Hawks for $345M; Mick Jaggers Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $354 million contract to manufacture three additional Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The order will increase the number of RQ-4 Global Hawks operated by the branch to 37 by 2017, Northrop said Monday. “Even as Global Hawk …

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Roei Ganzarski: Bye Aerospace Tests BoldIQ Software on HALE UAV in ‘Ever Changing’ UAV Operating Environment

Bye Aerospace has demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses BoldIQ software built to optimize operations of the high-altitude, long-endurance hybrid aircraft. The evaluation subjected all four Silent Guardian UAVs to hundreds of mission scenarios across seven million square miles of airspace, Bye Aerospace said Thursday. “The UAV operating environment is ever changing …

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