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  • DHS Seeks Counter-UAS Platforms for Tech Assessment Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Seeks Counter-UAS Platforms for Tech Assessment Program

    The Department of Homeland Security has kicked off a search for developers of counter unmanned aerial systems technologies to participate in technology assessments. DHS released a sources sought notice on FedBizOpps in efforts to engage industry, academia and government organizations to take part in the 2017 Technical Assessment of Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Technologies in Cities program, the […] More

  • Harris, Esri Forge Imagery Analytics Partnership for Federal Clients; Stuart Blundell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris, Esri Forge Imagery Analytics Partnership for Federal Clients; Stuart Blundell Comments

    Harris and Esri have signed a five-year enterprise agreement with the goal to help federal agency programs gain access to commercial imagery from small satellites, open data sources and unmanned aerial system platforms. Both companies aim to create geospatial intelligence data production applications and tools for federal customers to analyze data and imagery, Esri said Thursday. Harris’ space and intelligence systems […] More

  • Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aurora Flight Sciences Tests UAS Capture System Prototype Under DARPA Program

    Aurora Flight Sciences has tested a technology demonstration platform designed to retrieve unmanned aerial systems as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. DARPA said Monday the SideArm prototype worked to capture a Lockheed Martin-built Fury UAS flying at full speed. “SideArm aims to replicate carriers’ capability to quickly and safely accelerate and decelerate planes through a portable, […] More

  • Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS

    Lockheed Martin has carried out an demonstration on optionally-piloted helicopters to evaluate small unmanned aerial systems’ capacities to collaborate on search-and-rescue, fire extinguishing and retrieval operations. The defense contractor said Tuesday the exercise involved Kaman K-Max optionally-piloted helicopters and Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft as well as Indago quadrotor and Desert Hawk 3.1 fixed-wing UAS. SARA commercial helicopters were […] More

  • Intel Introduces New Drone Tech for Light Shows - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel Introduces New Drone Tech for Light Shows

    Intel has unveiled a new unmanned aerial system designed to perform specifically for light shows in a push to redefine entertainment and create new experiences under the night sky. Anil Nanduri, Intel vice president and general manager of unmanned aviation systems for the Perceptual Computing Group, wrote in a blog post published Friday 500 Shooting Star […] More

  • AeroVironment to Update Netherlands' Small UAS Data Link; Kirk Flittie Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment to Update Netherlands’ Small UAS Data Link; Kirk Flittie Comments

    AeroVironment has been awarded a $10.3 million contract by the Netherlands ministry of defense to provide small unmanned aircraft systems and digital data link upgrade services to the Dutch military. The company said Monday it will refresh the DDL system for the Dutch forces’ Raven B, Puma AE  and Wasp AE vehicles as well as ground control systems under the contract. The Netherlands’ defense […] More

  • Textron's Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron’s Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line

    Textron Systems‘ unmanned systems business unit has unveiled a new portfolio of multidomain control and collaboration technologies that work to help customers gain  situational awareness and share information. Textron said Monday the Synturian suite includes the Synturian Control technology the company designed to integrate with different platforms or vehicles as well as the Synturian Remote system equipped with mobile and network-strengthened tools. Wayne Prender, vice […] More

  • USAF to Hold Open Architecture Forum for Govt Personnel, Contractors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USAF to Hold Open Architecture Forum for Govt Personnel, Contractors

    The U.S. Air Force plans to host a two-day forum in November to inform government and contractor personnel about the potential applications of open architecture in procurement efforts. The Open Mission Systems/UAS Command and Control Initiative Industry Days will take place at the Hope Hotel in Dayton, Ohio on Nov. 15 and 16, according to a notice posted Friday on FedBizOpps […] More

  • Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development

    Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary has received the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the design and development of potential civil-certified unmanned aircraft systems. The Design Organization Approval for UAS expands the company’s existing DOA for conventional manned aircraft in support of efforts to achieve civil type certification for Airbus DS aerial drones, the company said Thursday. “Establishing […] More

  • BAE Launches Reconfigurable Chip for Adaptive Radio Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Launches Reconfigurable Chip for Adaptive Radio Systems

    BAE Systems has developed a reconfigurable chip that is designed to help radio systems adapt to changing environments in the field. The company said Tuesday the Microwave Array Technology for Reconfigurable Integrated Circuits chip was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the Adaptive RF Technology program. DARPA’s ART program aims to develop communication […] More

  • Oceus Networks Unveils Mobile 4G LTE Products for Various Deployment Scenarios - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Oceus Networks Unveils Mobile 4G LTE Products for Various Deployment Scenarios

    Oceus Networks has launched three additions to its family of mobile 4G LTE products in efforts to support size, weight and power needs of different deployment scenarios. The Reston, Virginia-based mobile technology company said Wednesday its new Xiphos Micro, Xiphos Macro and Xiphos Mid platforms are designed to aid on-the-move teams, large deployments and both large and on-the-move deployments, respectively. Oceus added Xiphos is the […] More

  • Lockheed, Warsaw University of Technology Partner to Demo UAV Optimization Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Warsaw University of Technology Partner to Demo UAV Optimization Tools

    Lockheed Martin and Poland-based Warsaw University of Technology have jointly demonstrated unmanned aerial vehicle optimization technologies through aerial command and control of multiple UAVs. Lockheed said Friday the demonstration builds on a joint applied research effort between the company and the university that seeks to modernize various aircraft fleets as well as identify C2 concepts for manned and unmanned airborne […] More

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