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PAE ISR Earns Interim Flight Clearance for VTOL Resolute Eagle Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 28, 2018 — A joint venture of PAE and AOC has secured a Group 3 interim flight clearance from Naval Air Systems Command that serves to verify the airworthiness of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. PAE ISR said Monday the Resolute Eagle VTOL variant has been verified …

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General Atomics Lined Up for Reaper Block 5 Production Contract From Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 5, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is set to receive a sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force for the production of MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aircraft systems for fiscal year 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Air Force Materiel Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday that …

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Lockheed Martin Backs Competition on AI-Enabled Autonomous Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has partnered with the Drone Racing League to establish a competition focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to operate an unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday participants in the $2M AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge will be tasked to develop an …

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Boeing Wins $805M Navy Unmanned Aerial Refueler EMD Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will build four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based drones for the U.S. Navy under a potential six-year, $805.3M engineering and manufacturing development contract. “As a company, we made an investment in both our team and in an unmanned aircraft system that meets the U.S. Navy’s refueling requirements,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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Boeing’s Insitu Unit Gets $54M Blackjack UAS Delivery Contract From Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 23, 2018 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply four Lot II RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and eight attrition aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and Poland under a $54M contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deliver ground control …

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Insitu Gets Additional $232M SOCOM UAS ISR Task Order

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary a potential $232 million task order under a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Wednesday the order has a $5,000 minimum value and extends Insitu’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the MEUAS II-B platform. …

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Boeing to Lease MIT Space for Future Aerospace & Autonomy Research Hub

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 2, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is set to lease a 100,000-square-foot facility in Cambridge, Mass., that will house research, design and development work on air mobility platforms by 2020, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday the future Boeing Aerospace and Autonomy Center will occupy space within a …

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General Atomics, Partner Test Performance of Arresting Hook for Proposed Navy Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit has completed tests on the performance of an arresting hook that it built with Fokker for a proposed U.S. Navy unmanned aerial refueling aircraft under the MQ-25 Stingray program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Fokker worked to verify …

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Raytheon Radar, UAS to Support Army Ground Troops Against Enemy Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 19, 2018 — A Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) radar and unmanned aircraft system designed to detect and counter adversary drones will be utilized by the U.S. Army in its battlefield operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its Coyote tube-launched UAS, which will be deployed before the end of 2018, …

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Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures Invests in UAS Flight Mgmt Software Developer Kittyhawk

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 8, 2018 — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) venture capital arm has invested in Kittyhawk to support the development of the San Francisco-based startup’s mobile applications and enterprise software offerings, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Boeing said Wednesday HorizonX Ventures joined Bonfire Ventures and Freestyle Capital in a seed funding round …

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