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  • Danish Firm MyDefence, General Dynamics Integrate Counter UAS Sensors Into Land Vehicle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Danish Firm MyDefence, General Dynamics Integrate Counter UAS Sensors Into Land Vehicle

    Denmark-based MyDefence Communication and General Dynamics‘ land systems business have equipped a light vehicle with sensors made to detect enemy unmanned aerial systems. MyDefence said Monday it developed networked radio-frequency sensors designed to help in-vehicle soldiers identify and dismantle drone threats, and General Dynamics supported the integration of this technology into vehicle platforms for military operations. […] More

  • Aerial Alchemy, Navy Partner to Study UAS Applications for Ship Maintenance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerial Alchemy, Navy Partner to Study UAS Applications for Ship Maintenance

    Aerial Alchemy is working with the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Port Hueneme Division to study how to bolster the U.S. Navy‘s maintenance and fleet readiness through the use of unmanned aerial systems. NSWC said Thursday that UAS-gathered imagery of naval ships’ exterior surfaces may serve as basis to generate 3D models for identifying damage, rust […] More

  • Four Firms Secure Winning Spot in Final ThunderDrone Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Four Firms Secure Winning Spot in Final ThunderDrone Competition

    Four companies have booked winning berths in a three-day prototyping competition held in June that sought technologies that could thwart enemy unmanned aerial systems, the National Defense Magazine reported. The U.S. Special Operations Command organized the event called Game of Drones, which is the third and final installment of the ThunderDrone competition. The winning counter-UAS prototype […] More

  • Coast Guard Wants Small UAS Tech for ISR Missions Aboard Natl Security Cutters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Coast Guard Wants Small UAS Tech for ISR Missions Aboard Natl Security Cutters

    The U.S. Coast Guard plans to issue a request for proposals on small unmanned aerial systems to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions onboard  national security cutters, Defense News reported Saturday. Lt. Emma Lutton, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard, told Defense News the service branch aims to release the RFP notice for a potential […] More

  • Kratos to Provide Drone Services for Undisclosed Government Agency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos to Provide Drone Services for Undisclosed Government Agency

    Kratos‘ unmanned systems division has received a $27 million contract to deliver drone-related services for an undisclosed U.S. government agency involved with national security. The company said Monday it will perform contract work in Kratos-owned and government facilities. Kratos’ USD aims to provide its clients with affordable unmanned aerial systems designed for a variety of […] More

  • NASA to Host Industry Day for UAS Integration in Natl Airspace - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA to Host Industry Day for UAS Integration in Natl Airspace

    NASA plans to host an industry day on Nov. 30 in San Diego, California, to convene and collect input from commercial and academic organizations that support ongoing projects to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system. The space agency said Thursday it aims to demonstrate the systems integration and operationalization of UAS in […] More

  • Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Caltech Opens Autonomous Tech Research Hub

    California Institute of Technology has opened a new facility to help further research efforts on drones, driverless cars, robotics and machine learning technologies. Caltech said Tuesday it established the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies to serve as a hub for university, industry and government researchers, such as NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory experts, to collaborate in efforts […] More

  • Navy, SkySafe to Test Mobile Anti-Drone Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy, SkySafe to Test Mobile Anti-Drone Platform

    The U.S. Navy‘s Special Warfare Command has awarded SkySafe a $1.5 million contract to test the company’s counter-unmanned aerial systems platform, FCW reported Thursday. SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan told FCW that the company’s anti-UAS system is designed to support installation on vehicles and use early detection and radio signal jamming to protect against enemy drones. Jordan added […] More

  • Northrop Showcases Multi-Mission Radar Platform at Army C-RAM Test Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Showcases Multi-Mission Radar Platform at Army C-RAM Test Event

    Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a multi-mission sensor technology during a U.S. Army event for counter-rocket, artillery and mortar systems at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The company said Tuesday its Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar system helped operators detect and identify unmanned aerial systems as well as obtain situational awareness data in real time during the test event. HAMMR also connected with the service branch’s […] More

  • Lockheed Integrates TrellisWare Embedded Software Into Quadrotor UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Integrates TrellisWare Embedded Software Into Quadrotor UAS

    Lockheed Martin has integrated a TrellisWare Technologies-made software platform into a quadrotor unmanned aerial system designed for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Indago 3 UAS is equipped with TrellisWare’s TW-600 Ocelot module as well as an updated propulsion technology, a military-grade data link, a mechanism for video dissemination and an extended-range radio system, Lockheed said Monday. “We are […] More

  • Kratos-Robonic Team Delivers Pneumatic Launchers to US Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos-Robonic Team Delivers Pneumatic Launchers to US Army

    A team composed of Safran Electronics & Defense‘s Robonic subsidiary and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have delivered two pneumatic launchers to the targets management office of the U.S. Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation. Safran said Wednesday the military branch will use Kontio to deploy Firejet aerial targets from Kratos subsidiary Composite Engineering Inc. The Kontio system supports the […] More

  • 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

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