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Boeing, SparkCognition to Form JV to Support UAS Airspace Integration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 21, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SparkCognition plan to jointly develop software made to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the world’s airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The two firms will establish SkyGrid, a joint venture that would leverage artificial intelligence, blockchain and data analytics …

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Raytheon Lands $191M Army Contract for Counter-UAS Radars

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a potential $191M contract to deliver Ku-band radio frequency radars to the U.S. Army for use against unmanned aerial vehicles. The company said Thursday its KuRFS electronically scanned array system is geared to provide military users with fire control and detection of enemy missiles, artillery …

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NASA Picks GA-ASI, Bell & PAE ISR to Demo Commercial UAS in National Airspace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 31, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, PAE‘s joint venture with American Operations Corp. and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary will work on a two-year NASA project focused on commercial unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. NASA said Wednesday it selected Bell, General Atomics Aeronautical …

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Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts. …

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NASA Selects 128 Tech R&D Proposals for $96M SBIR Phase II Award

NASA has awarded multiple two-year contracts worth a combined $96 million to 128 proposals from U.S. small businesses that will conduct research and development projects in support of the agency’s future space missions. Selected companies will perform R&D work under the second phase of NASA’s 2017 Small Business Innovation Research program, …

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General Atomics Lands $95M Award for Army Gray Eagle Block Zero Logistics Services

General Atomics‘ aeronautical business unit has received a one-year, $94.6 million contract modification to provide logistics services for the U.S. Army‘s Gray Eagle Block Zero unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Friday the Army obligated $22.8 million in fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds at the time of award. …

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L3 Wescam Books $300M in EO/IR Tech, Support Orders

L3 Technologies‘ Wescam business unit has received $300 million in total year-to-date orders to deliver electro-optical/infrared products and in-service support to military and law enforcement customers. The company said Thursday the collective contracts for Wescam’s MX-Series EO/IR platforms reflect an increased demand for imaging products used on unmanned aircraft systems. Jeff Miller, president of L3’s …

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SOCOM Adds Arcturus to Potential $475M UAS ISR Contract

Arcturus UAV has won a spot under a potential five-year, $475 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract has four one-year ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period. Boeing‘s (NYSE: …

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USSOCOM Awards $475M UAS ISR Contract Spots to Boeing, Textron Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) have landed spots under a potential five-year, $475 million contract that covers mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Boeing’s Insitu business and Textron’s AAI Corp. subsidiary will vie for task orders under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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