Tag Archives: Drone

Report: India Eyes General Atomics-Built Predator B Guardian Drone, Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System Procurement

The Indian navy has sent letters of request to the Defense Department to procure the General Atomics-built Predator B Guardian drone and electromagnetic aircraft launch system through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S., the Indian Express reported Aug. 1. India has asked DoD to provide the price for …

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AeroVironment to Update Netherlands’ Small UAS Data Link; Kirk Flittie Comments

AeroVironment has been awarded a $10.3 million contract by the Netherlands ministry of defense to provide small unmanned aircraft systems and digital data link upgrade services to the Dutch military. The company said Monday it will refresh the DDL system for the Dutch forces’ Raven B, Puma AE  and Wasp AE vehicles as well as ground control systems under …

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DCNS, Airbus’ Helicopters Business to Design French Navy’s Aerial Drone

DCNS and Airbus Group‘s helicopter business unit have partnered to design a vertical take off and landing drone system for France’s navy. Airbus said Thursday DCNS will design and develop components for the ship-based operation and integration of the VSR700 drone such as payload specification and validation as well as mission data links. DCNS will …

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DoD’s Innovation Org Awards $36M in FY 2016 Contracts Via New Acquisition Process; Raj Shah Comments

A Defense Department organization has awarded 12 contracts worth approximately $36.3 million combined in fiscal year 2016, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental group made the contract awards within an average period of 60 days and provided $8.3 million in funds to support the contracts. Tanium secured $12.7 million …

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DoD’s Innovation Org Taps Kratos to Integrate Sensors With UAS; Jerry Beaman Comments

A Defense Department organization has awarded Kratos Defense and Security Solutions a potential $12.6 million contract to integrate sensors with an unmanned combat aircraft system. The contract with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental would also require Kratos to demonstrate how the company’s UTAP-22 drone can perform autonomous and semi-autonomous tasks in support of fourth- and fifth-generation …

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Drone Aviation to Provide DoD Tethered UAS, Operator Training Services

Drone Aviation will provide WATT electronic tethered drones, in-field support packages and operator flight training services to a Defense Department  component under a $400,000 contract. The WATT unmanned aerial system is designed to provide communications and monitoring support for ISR, government, news gathering and emergency response missions in all weather conditions, Drone Aviation said Thursday. …

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L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft

L-3 Communications has introduced an electro-optical/infrared airborne imaging system designed to integrate with small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, light manned ISR aircraft and tactical aerostats. The MX-8 system works to process images in real time and simultaneously support up to four sensors, the company said Monday. L-3’s WESCAM division developed the airborne imaging technology. The 15-pound system …

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