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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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Boeing Subsidiary Awarded $195M SOCOM ISR Services Extension

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $195 million contract extension to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s unmanned aircraft systems. Insitu will continue its ISR support for the Mid-Endurance UAS 1.5-B platform to help address a gap for services required for the MEUAS III transition …

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Former Vectrus SVP Chico Moline Joins PAE ISR as President; Karl Williams Comments

Chico Moline, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Vectrus’ (NYSE: VEC) information technology and network communication service business line, has joined the PAE–American Operations Corp. joint venture PAE ISR as president. The 20-year engineering integration and business leadership veteran will aim to address PAE ISR’s market growth opportunities in …

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4 Firms Land Spots on $1.73B Navy Drone ISR Services IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies positions on a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services for land and maritime-based unmanned aerial systems. The Naval Air Systems Command received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that covers drone ISR non-developmental equipment, spares, trained personnel, installation, …

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NTT Data to Offer Drone Operations, Traffic Management Software in October

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2017 — NTT Data is set to release in October a suite of software tools for remote operations and air traffic management associated with unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the airpalette portfolio includes the Flight Operation System tool that works to remotely control multiple drones …

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