Tag Archives: unmanned aircraft system

NJ, Virginia Police to Use Lockheed-Built Small UAS for Search & Rescue Ops

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 12, 2017 — The Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Indago small unmanned aircraft system will be deployed by law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and Virginia to support search-and-rescue operations for people with special needs, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday the New Jersey and Virginia sheriff’s offices plan to pair …

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Raytheon Awarded $87M to Help UAE Field, Operate Patriot Air Defense System

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) an $87.3 million modification under a foreign military sales contract to advise and assist the United Arab Emirates on the deployment and operation of the company-built Patriot air defense system. Raytheon will also provide advisory and assistance services for planning, training,  maintenance and sustainment efforts related to UAE’s Patriot …

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General Atomics to Deliver UAS Ground Control Stations to Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics will supply the U.S. Air Force ground control stations for its Predator unmanned aircraft system under a $39.5 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will produce Block 30 ground control stations and …

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Leidos Offers Automatic Notification Service on UAS, Military Aircraft Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has introduced a new service offering that aims to facilitate safety in the national airspace through the delivery of automatic notifications to pilots about nearby unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the UAS Notification Service seeks to ensure …

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Harris, Esri Partner to Bring Geoint, Imagery Analytics Tools to Federal Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 6, 2017 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has entered into an agreement with Esri to bring commercial satellite imagery, open data systems and unmanned aircraft systems to the federal marketplace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Esri said Thursday the enterprise agreement seeks to facilitate the development of applications and …

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Northrop to Sponsor Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ UAS Design Competition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 23, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will fund the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual unmanned aircraft system design challenge for the third consecutive year in an effort to nurture innovative engineering and technical thinking among students, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Teams of engineering students from the U.K. and …

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Textron Subsidiary Wins $475M USSOCOM Unmanned Aircraft ISR Services IDIQ

AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT),  has won a potential $475 million contract to provide unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has an ordering period of four and a half years and will run through July 2022, the Defense Department said Monday. USSOCOM received …

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Boeing Insitu Gets $71M Navy Contract Modification for Blackjack UAS Production

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has been awarded a $70.8 million contract modification to build and deliver six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The modification exercises an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract and covers lot 1 full-rate production work as well as systems engineering …

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UK Air Force Considers MBDA Brimstone Missiles for General Atomics’ Certifiable Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 16, 2016 — The U.K. air force has expressed plans to equip its General Atomics-built Certifiable Predator B unmanned aircraft systems with MBDA‘s Brimstone precision strike missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MBDA said Dec. 8 it will partner with the Defense Department, the U.K ministry of defense and General Atomics’ …

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General Atomics Flight-Tests Gray Eagle UAS Extended Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 12, 2016 — A General Atomics subsidiary has commenced flight testing for a new MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system at the company’s flight operations hub in California,  ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is scheduled to complete MC-1C ER tests by  June 2017 and subsequently begin a series of test …

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