Tag Archives: UAS

Northrop Demos Operational Flexibility of Firebird Optionally-Manned Autonomous Aircraft

Firebird

Northrop Grumman demonstrated almost 9,000 miles of flight to showcase the operational flexibility of an optionally-manned autonomous aircraft designed for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions. Northrop said Tuesday the Firebird aircraft flew over and stopped by Dayton, Ohio; Washington DC; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Tampa, Miami and Key West, Florida, demonstrating both manned and unmanned flight, as well as the transition in between.

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Army Taps AeroVironment to Update Avionics Tech for Raven sUAS Fleet

Raven UAS

AeroVironment has received a $20.9 million contract option to provide data link and avionics technology packages to update radio frequency elements of the U.S. Army's Raven unmanned aerial systems. AeroVironment said Thursday the contract action serves as the second option year of the potential $55 million flight control systems area of the Army's five-year Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems award.

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Ascent AeroSystems to Deliver More Spirit Drones to Dynetics

Spirit

Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary has awarded Ascent AeroSystems a follow-on order to manufacture and deliver unmanned aerial systems designed to operate within austere environments. The Spirit UAS has a cylindrical configuration and features a dual payload mount system to allow the integration of various operating concepts such as perch-and-stare capabilities, Ascent said Monday.

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General Atomics, Army Use New C2 Software for Gray Eagle Drone Test; J.R. Reid Quoted

Gray Eagle

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business used a new command and control software to help the U.S. Army test an extended-range unmanned aircraft system. The Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS flew on Jan. 28 for acceptance testing under the control of General Atomics' Scalable C2 software that was operated via an Army laptop, the company said Wednesday.

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Byron Bright, Government Solutions President at KBR, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Company Growth, Supporting Government, Military Customers

Byron Bright KBR

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Byron Bright, president for Government Solutions at KBR, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the most valued award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to develop military technology solutions and capabilities as well as drive revenue and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for KBR. 

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Berry Aviation Forms UAS Research Group; Stan Finch Quoted

Stan Finch President Berry Aviation

San Marcos, Texas-based Berry Aviation has opened a new division in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that is focused on conducting research into unmanned aerial systems to support the Department of Defense in the areas of propulsion, navigation and acoustic improvements. The company's newly created autonomous and unmanned aviation division has hired additional engineers to support work related to UAS and counter-UAS activities.

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