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  • Textron's Aerosonde Subsidiary Rebrands to Reflect Asia-Pacific Region Push - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron’s Aerosonde Subsidiary Rebrands to Reflect Asia-Pacific Region Push

    Textron‘s subsidiary called Aerosonde has adopted the new name of Textron Systems Australia in a push to reflect the business unit’s broader service offering and efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. The company said Thursday Textron Systems Australia will specialize in all aspects of unmanned aviation such as ground control technologies, training and simulation systems, logistical, engineering and support services. “For the past 25 […] More

  • Northrop Makes Bat UAS Donation to Northland Community & Technical College - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Makes Bat UAS Donation to Northland Community & Technical College

    Northrop Grumman has entered into a new partnership with Northland Community & Technical College to continue unmanned aerial systems efforts throughout the Red River Valley in North Dakota and Minnesota. The company said Tuesday it will donate the Bat medium altitude, multi-mission unmanned aircraft and related equipment to the university’s UAS maintenance and training program. The program aims to […] More

  • Inmarsat's Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A's Approach for Cost-Capability Balance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Inmarsat’s Andy Start: Government Can Utilize Five A’s Approach for Cost-Capability Balance

    Andy Start, president of Inmarsat‘s global government business unit, said the “five A’s” approach postulated by Gartner analysts Mark McDonald and Andy Rowsell-Jones can help the government balance operating capability and cost. Start wrote in a blog post published Thursday the “Augment, Apply, Accompany, Apply and Abstract” approach in the digital world can be modified into the […] More

  • UAS Magazine: Intel Seeks Unmanned Market Expansion Through Drone Tech Development & Advisory Roles - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UAS Magazine: Intel Seeks Unmanned Market Expansion Through Drone Tech Development & Advisory Roles

    Intel is continuing its push establish a presence in the unmanned aerial systems market through the development of obstacle avoidance technology and advisory roles of the company’s leaders in the UAS community, UAS Magazine reported Monday. Luke Geiver writes the company has integrated and tested its RealSense sensor package to measure its capacity to provide common drones with autonomous flight, […] More

  • UK Defense Ministry Launches $1B Military Tech Devt Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Defense Ministry Launches $1B Military Tech Devt Initiative

    The U.K.’s ministry of defense has unveiled a $1 billion initiative that seeks to encourage individuals and companies to develop technologies that can help British defense and security forces address mission challenges. MOD said Friday it will fully launch the Innovation Initiative in September with a prospectus, exhibits and a guide on how interested parties can apply for funds under the program. U.K. Defense Secretary […] More

  • Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Amazon, UK Govt Partner to Explore Drone-Backed Package Deliveries; Paul Misener Comments

    Amazon has partnered with the U.K. government to study the potential use of small unmanned aerial systems in package deliveries across the country with permission from a British Civil Aviation Authority-backed cross-government team. The shipping giant aims to explore beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, assess sensor performance to help drones detect obstacles […] More

  • Composite Engineering Nabs Air Force UAS R&D Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Composite Engineering Nabs Air Force UAS R&D Deal

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $40.8 million cost-share research-and-development contract to Composite Engineering Inc. to help the service branch develop an unmanned aerial system. The Defense Department said Friday CEI will design, build, assemble and test a technical baseline for a new long-range, high-speed UAS platform as well as identify key technology for future aircraft demonstrations and a vehicle for […] More

  • Lockheed Demos Q-53 Radar's UAS Counter, Tracking Functions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Demos Q-53 Radar’s UAS Counter, Tracking Functions

    Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar’s unmanned aerial systems tracking and identification functions designed to support information relay to a command and control node. The company built Q-53 to detect, classify, track and locate indirect fire from enemies in 36o- and 90- degree modes, as well as deliver multi-mission radar functions through its rockets, […] More

  • AIAA, Drone World Expo to Launch UAS Tech Research Contest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AIAA, Drone World Expo to Launch UAS Tech Research Contest

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Drone World Expo organizers have jointly created a contest meant to foster research into unmanned aerial systems. The Innovative Drone Exploration and Application competition seeks to encourage  partnership between UAS end-user and aerospace communities as well as inform drone users of emerging concepts and technologies, AIAA said Thursday. “I look forward to seeing the dynamic and […] More

  • VCU, Army Engineers Order SmartPlanes Fixed Wing UAS Through Canon East GSA Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VCU, Army Engineers Order SmartPlanes Fixed Wing UAS Through Canon East GSA Contract

    Virginia Commonwealth University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have placed orders for SmartPlanes‘ Freya fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system under a General Services Administration procurement contract. VCU and the Army Corps purchased the micro-class UAS through a GSA contract held by SmartPlanes distributor Canon East, SmartPlanes said Feb. 25. Freya’s payload bay is designed to hold at least 1 pound of sensor equipment and […] More

  • Navy Vet Andy Von Stauffenberg Opens Unmanned, Robotics Systems Integration Company - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Vet Andy Von Stauffenberg Opens Unmanned, Robotics Systems Integration Company

    Andy Von Stauffenberg, a former U.S. Navy aviation electrician and Northrop Grumman engineer, has launched VStar Systems — a systems integration company that specializes in robotics and unmanned aerial systems for government and commercial clients. In a VStar press release posted Thursday, Stauffenberg said he established the company in 2015 to offer integration services for UAV customers. “There are hundreds of […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu to Equip ScanEagle UAS with Maritime Surveillance Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu to Equip ScanEagle UAS with Maritime Surveillance Tech

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has partnered with Hood Technologies and Sentient to integrate maritime detection technology into Insitu-built small unmanned aerial systems such as the ScanEagle UAS. Insitu said Tuesday it aims to equip its ScanEagle with the Visual Detection and Ranging system that is designed to scan the ocean in a 180-degree arc around the front of a drone. The ViDAR software — developed by Sentient’s vision systems business – works to […] More

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