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  • Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility

    Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new 36,000-square-foot facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is built to foster the use of autonomous systems. The company said Friday the facility is located the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business and Aviation Park and focused on research and development, operations and mission analysis, aircraft maintenance, maintainer, operator and pilot training efforts. […] More

  • Northrop Receives Global Hawk Ground Segment Modernization Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Receives Global Hawk Ground Segment Modernization Contract

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for modernization work on a ground segment the service branch uses to control Global Hawk autonomous unmanned aircraft systems. Northrop said Monday the work will include a modular and scalable cockpit architecture, as well as an updated command and control capacity across all missions and sensors. “Global Hawk […] More

  • General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has conducted the first flight of a company-owned remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. David Alexander, GA-ASI president of aircraft systems, noted the first Predator flight milestone for the academy works to demonstrate the company’s UAS training operations within the National Airspace System, General Atomics […] More

  • Air Force to Share North Dakota AFB Runway With Northrop, General Atomics for UAS Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force to Share North Dakota AFB Runway With Northrop, General Atomics for UAS Tests

    The U.S. Air Force has agreed to share a runway at North Dakota-based Grand Forks Air Force Base with Northrop Grumman and General Atomics for the service branch and companies to test unmanned aerial vehicles. Sen. John Hoeven’s office (R-N.D.) said Wednesday the service branch signed a joint use agreement with Grand Sky Business and Technology Park to allow Northrop […] More

  • Northrop Inks Lease Deal for North Dakota UAS Test Site - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Inks Lease Deal for North Dakota UAS Test Site

    Northrop Grumman has submitted a letter of intent to be a tenant at the Grand Sky business park at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, one of six states that have been authorized to test unmanned aerial vehicles. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), a proponent of the Grand Sky project, said Wednesday that Northrop will be the park’s first tenant and […] More

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