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NASA Selects Thales-Leonardo JV for Spacecraft Tech Procurement Contract Vehicle’s On-Ramp

NASA Rapid IV on-ramp

France- and Italy-based businesses of Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, have landed spots on a potential $6 billion NASA contract vehicle covering spacecraft systems and support services through an on-ramp solicitation process. The agency issued the first RAPID IV on-ramp award nearly eight months after its original selection of five aerospace companies to participate in the program.

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NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Force Gains Mission-Ready Status With Northrop-Built Global Hawk Drone

RQ-4D Northrop Grumman

NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance force has achieved initial operating capability of a Northrop Grumman-made unmanned aircraft system designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Northrop said Thursday its RQ-4D Phoenix Global Hawk aircraft gained Supreme Allied Commander Europe's approval for the IOC, allowing NATO to use the aircraft year-round.

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General Atomics Demos New Self Protection System for MQ-9 Drone

MQ-9 RPA General Atomics

A General Atomics-made drone self-protection system demonstrated tracking and situational awareness functions as part of a project with U.S. Special Operations Command. The company said Friday its MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft used the new Self-Protection Pod to track infrared missile and radio frequency threats during a demonstration on Oct. 28 at Yuma Proving Grounds.

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Leonardo DRS Cypress Facility to Support AI R&D for Gov’t Customers

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS' facility in Cypress, California, will operate as a center of excellence to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for the U.S. government. The facility, which has functioned as Advanced Engineering CoE under Leonardo DRS' electro-optical and infrared systems business, offers expertise in technologies applicable to multiple domains such as land and space, the company said Monday.

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BAE-Leonardo Team Secures $420M Contract to Build UK’s Combat Aircraft Radar System

ECRS Mk2

BAE Systems and Leonardo have been awarded a potential $420M contract to develop the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA), the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) for the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoons, BAE said Thursday. Under the contract, the two companies will work to develop a standard radar to be integrated on to RAF Typhoons.

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