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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft. The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it is buying and managing drones, …

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Northrop Lands $304M Navy Contract Modification to Manufacture Lot 2 Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $303.9 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for low-rate initial production of three lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also provide one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, tooling and trade studies under the modification. …

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AAP: Raytheon Selected for $218M Australia Test Range System Update Contract

Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) subsidiary has been awarded an estimated $218 million contract to update monitoring and sensor systems at the Woomera test range in the country’s southern region, Australian Associated Press reported Monday. Max Blenkin writes the 47, 177-square-mile military facility currently houses missiles, unmanned aircraft and manned aircraft used for test exercises carried out …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Targets Drone Pilot Training Market Amid AF Outsourcing Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 14, 2015 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) continues its work to capture new unmanned aircraft programs and expand its market presence in pilot training services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. National Defense Magazine reported Thursday that Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said the company’s Predator pilot training program …

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General Atomics to Provide UAS Logistics Support Under AF Foreign Military Sale

A General Atomics business unit will provide logistics support for U.K.-operated unmanned aircraft as part of a potential $34.6 million foreign military sale through the U.S. Air Force, the San Diego Business Journal reported Thursday. General Atomics’ aeronautical systems group will perform work through Oct. 31 at facilities in Poway, California, and abroad, the …

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Mary Petryszyn: Japan to Order Northrop Hawkeye, Global Hawk ISR Planes

The Japanese government intends to buy Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) E-2D Hawkeye and RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft through a foreign military sales program run by the U.S. Defense Department. Northrop said Sunday the Japanese defense ministry chose the two aircraft platforms to support the agency’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. …

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Northrop Wins $47M Contract to Provide Air Force Comm Payloads

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has received a $47.2 million contract to provide communications payloads for two of the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk aircraft, the company announced Monday. Northrop will integrate Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payloads to provide the aircraft with situational awareness capabilities. The aircraft will be designated …

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Northrop Wins $91M Contract to Reset Army Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) technical services business a $91, 218, 878 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The company will reset MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aircraft systems with tactical common data links and interoperability engineering. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2012. …

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Northrop to Provide Logistics Support to Unmanned Vehicle Vertical Takeoff System

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide the U.S. Navy with logistics support for the vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-8B fire scout system. The company will provide logistics management, maintenance and supply support, air vehicle transportation, training services, flight operations and deployment support. The contract was not …

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DRS to Provide System to Train Joint Forces in Counter Unmanned Aircraft Exercises

DRS Defense Solutions has won a fleet and industrial supply contract to provide its sentry unmanned air system to support U.S. Joint Forces in counter-UAS training at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. DRS will provide contractor-owned and contractor-operated live-fly services for mission exercises. “We are very pleased to have an opportunity …

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