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General Atomics to Supply Drones for ISR Missions at Centcom Area of Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is set to receive work to supply contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned aircraft systems for Task Force Southwest’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Naval Air Systems Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems …

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Boeing Subsidiary to Extend Dev’t Work on Twin-Engine UAS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 5, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary will continue its work to develop a twin-engine unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Air Force under a potential $48 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Aurora said Wednesday the contract covers certification of the Orion UAS for deployment at international locations …

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Northrop Gets $255M Contract Modification for Lot 3 MQ-4C Triton UAS Production

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a four-year, $255.3 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to produce a third batch of MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems. The company will provide three low-rate initial production MQ-4Cs to the service branch under the modification, the  Defense Department said Thursday. DoD added that Northrop conduct trade …

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General Atomics, Intelsat Test Reaper UAS Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2017 — General Atomics has collaborated with a subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I) to test the beam switching capability of a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system connected to the Intelsat 29e satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Intelsat General said Wednesday the test worked to demonstrate the first in-flight …

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Northrop Grumman Delivers 1st Operational Triton Drone to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rolled out and shipped the first operational unit of its MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy in Point Mogu, California, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the UAS will support Navy maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, with …

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Kratos Holds Multi-UAS Demo for Large-Scale Military Exercise

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2017 — Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has completed a demonstration of a fleet of UTAP-22 Mako unmanned aircraft systems as part of a larger military exercise, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the multi-UAS operational demonstration focused on Mako’s autonomous functions, including manned-unmanned teaming, and …

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General Atomics Focuses MQ-1C Gray Eagle Production on Extended-Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has updated its production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system to focus on the extended-range variant in support of the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has completed work on the …

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General Atomics Concludes Nearly 42-Hour Endurance Flight Test of Gray Eagle Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 28, 2017 — General Atomics has completed an endurance flight test of an extended-range variant of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in which it flew over a 41.9-hour period, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the MQ-1C ER took off from El Mirage, California, for a flight that …

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Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary for ScanEagle UAS Delivery to Afghanistan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 27, 2017 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will supply the government of Afghanistan with five additional ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems under a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday the award to Insitu also covers the delivery of spares and support equipment and deployment …

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India Gets OK for Purchase of 22 General Atomics-Built MQ-9B Guardian Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — General Atomics will supply 22 MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems under a U.S. foreign military sales deal with India amid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Defense News reported Friday the U.S. government was set to approve the deal ahead of Modi’s arrival, …

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