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  • Craig Tylski: Field Aviation Tests Boeing Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Craig Tylski: Field Aviation Tests Boeing Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance

    A Boeing aircraft designed for coastal search and rescue, anti-piracy and border security applications took its maiden test flight on Friday. Boeing partner Field Aviation launched the maritime surveillance aircraft from Pearson International Airport in Toronto under a demonstration project, Boeing said Wednesday. The multi-mission MSA was derived from the Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet […] More

  • China Buys 4 Bell Helicopter Aircraft for Parapublic Missions; Chris Jaran, Gong Wei Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    China Buys 4 Bell Helicopter Aircraft for Parapublic Missions; Chris Jaran, Gong Wei Comment

    China-based Chongqing General Aviation has purchased four Bell Helicopter-built aircraft to for parapublic missions such as search and rescue, firefighting and other disaster management efforts. Chris Jaran, managing director for Bell Helicopter in China, said Friday the two Bell 412EPI and two Bell 407GX aircraft are intended to support the Chongqing fire protection bureau. “We needed aircraft with capabilities above […] More

  • Steve Capps: Air Force to Buy Boeing Radios for Secure SATCOM, Voice Connections - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Steve Capps: Air Force to Buy Boeing Radios for Secure SATCOM, Voice Connections

    Boeing has received a $24 million order from the U.S. Air Force for handheld radios that are intended for search-and-rescue operations. The Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio system is built to help military personnel communicate with downed pilots and isolated warfighters, Boeing said Monday. Under the contract, Boeing will deliver 2,550 CSEL radios to the […] More

  • General Dynamics Rescue System Used in 60K Coast Guard Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Rescue System Used in 60K Coast Guard Missions

    A search and rescue system developed by a General Dynamics unit has been used in approximately 60,000 missions since 2006, including during hurricane Sandy operations. The Rescue 21 system has been used nationwide to connect  U.S. Coast Guard personnel with distressed mariners, General Dynamics C4 Systems announced Tuesday. General Dynamics C4 Systems said that the […] More

  • Northrop Backs Student UAV Design Contest; Ian Irving Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Backs Student UAV Design Contest; Ian Irving Comments

    Northrop Grumman is helping to sponsor of a competition in Australia for secondary and university students to build and demonstrate unmanned aerial vehicles for civilian emergency response applications. Eleven Australian high school teams competed in the airborne delivery event of the UAV Challenge – Outback Rescue that occurred Sept. 24 and 25 in Queensland, Northrop said […] More

  • EADS Business Wins China Power Utility Helicopter Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS Business Wins China Power Utility Helicopter Order

    An EADS business has won an order from a China-based electricity provider for three helicopters intended to support power grid work and emergency rescue operations in the country. State Grid General Aviation Co., a subsidiary of State Grid Corp. of China, intends for the deal to grow a multiyear aircraft supply and services agreement with EADS’ […] More

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    Boeing to Upgrade AF Search-and-Rescue Radios; Steve Capps Comments

    Boeing has won a set of contracts worth $13.6 million to upgrade handheld radios the U.S. Air Force uses for search-and-rescue missions, the company said Friday. The company is also updating Combat Survivor Evader Locator stations operating on ultra high frequency spectrum, intending to meet information assurance standards and protect networks from external intrusion. Steve […] More

  • BAE Industry Consortium: Civilian Drone Market Value Could Hit $400B - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Industry Consortium: Civilian Drone Market Value Could Hit $400B

    A consortium led by the British government and several aerospace companies including BAE Systems predicts the civilian drone market could be worth $400 billion within four years, Reuters reports. The Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment program also estimates the market could be worth up to $62 billion per year worldwide by 2020, […] More

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    Monmouth Survey: 67% Oppose Using Drones For Giving Speeding Tickets

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose using unmanned aerial vehicles for giving speeding tickets, according to a Monmouth University survey. The survey findings, released in June, were cited in a Government Accountability Office report dated Sept. 14, where it evaluated the government’s progress in integrating drones into civilian airspace. Under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act […] More

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