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  • General Atomics, PAE ISR, Bell Selected as NASA UAS Dev't & Demo Partners - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, PAE ISR, Bell Selected as NASA UAS Dev’t & Demo Partners

    NASA will collaborate with General Atomics' aeronautical systems business, PAE ISR and Textron‘s Bell subsidiary on a two-year project to demonstrate commercial unmanned aircraft systems through various flight missions. The space agency said Wednesday it selected the three UAS developers to conduct multiple flight demonstrations at an altitude of more than 500 feet by 2020 under cooperative agreements worth up to […] More

  • Kratos Conducts UAS Demo Flight Series; Eric DeMarco Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos Conducts UAS Demo Flight Series; Eric DeMarco Comments

    A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions division has demonstrated a company-built jet unmanned aircraft system during a series of flights. Kratos said Wednesday the flight series aimed to validate multiple functions that previous UAS platforms of the same category were not able to exhibit. The jet UAS is currently under production and has been deployed to multiple clients worldwide. Eric […] More

  • xG Subsidiary Provides Video Technology for K2 Law Enforcement Drone - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    xG Subsidiary Provides Video Technology for K2 Law Enforcement Drone

    xG Technology‘s IMT Vislink subsidiary will provide encrypted HD video downlink technology for a new law enforcement drone developed by K2 Unmanned Systems. The Knight Hawk drone was released during the Pasadena Police Department’s 29th APSA Fly-In Training event that took place Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., xG said Friday. The IMT Vislink technology is designed to collect […] More

  • Intelleuron Secures DHS Funds to Build, Test UAS Reconnaissance Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelleuron Secures DHS Funds to Build, Test UAS Reconnaissance Tech

    Intelleuron will design, build and test a reconnaissance technology to aid in Customs and Border Protection operations as part of a $199,977 contract from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS said Tuesday the company aims to produce a portable small UAS designed to help CBP agents detect potential threats across different types of terrain and weather. The department awarded the project using […] More

  • AeroVironment Gets Quality Management System Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Gets Quality Management System Certification

    AeroVironment has received ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D certification for the quality management system the company uses across its unmanned aircraft, tactical missile, electric vehicle charging and power cycling and test systems businesses. SAI Global issued the certificate that covers AeroVironment’s design, development, operational performance, production and support processes, the UAS manufacturer said Friday. Wahid Nawabi, president and CEO of AeroVironment, […] More

  • Insitu to Provide UAS Curriculum Training, Support for University of North Dakota - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Insitu to Provide UAS Curriculum Training, Support for University of North Dakota

    The University of North Dakota has expanded a partnership with Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary in a move to expand UND’s unmanned aircraft system curriculum and fleet. Insitu said Wednesday the university will incorporate Catalina, INEXA Control and TacitView software platforms into its aviation program by fall 2019, UND also intends to adopt the ScanEagle 3 platform to augment the university’s current fleet of more […] More

  • Report: Google, DoD Partner to Develop AI Tech for UAS Footage Analysis - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Google, DoD Partner to Develop AI Tech for UAS Footage Analysis

    Google and the Defense Department have teamed up to develop an artificial intelligence technology that would aid analysis of footage collected through unmanned aircraft systems, Gizmodo reported Tuesday. An anonymous Google spokesperson told Gizmodo that the company will provide TensorFlow application programming interfaces to help DoD analysts identify objects in UAS footage as part of the department’s Project Maven. […] More

  • Leonardo-Built Tactical UAS Reaches 15,000 Flying Hours Milestone - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo-Built Tactical UAS Reaches 15,000 Flying Hours Milestone

    A Leonardo-built family of unmanned aircraft systems has achieved more than 15,000 hours of operational flight with five international customers. Leonardo said Monday the Falco line of remotely-piloted air vehicles first flew in 2003 and has since expanded to include more than 50 RPAs that conduct surveillance and intelligence-gathering worldwide. Customers can choose to fly their […] More

  • Gryphon Sensors, WhiteFox Form Counter-UAS Tech Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gryphon Sensors, WhiteFox Form Counter-UAS Tech Partnership

    SRC Inc.‘s Gryphon Sensors subsidiary has partnered with Whitefox Defense Technologies to integrate drone threat mitigation and analytic tools with a radio frequency-based sensor system. Gryphon Sensors said Monday it seeks to equip the company’s Skylight system WhiteFox-made technologies in a push to offer an integrated platform designed to counter small unmanned aerial systems. Skylight employs radars and multispectral sensors built to […] More

  • Textron's AAI Subsidiary to Provide Unmanned ISR Support for USAF's Afghanistan Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron’s AAI Subsidiary to Provide Unmanned ISR Support for USAF’s Afghanistan Operations

    Textron‘s AAI Corp. subsidiary has received a potential $15.7 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan through the use of unmanned aircraft systems. AAI will also provide a non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated UAS ISR platform as well as support the service branch’s force protection efforts under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Friday. […] More

  • DARPA Taps Raytheon to Produce Software Under Collaborative UAS Autonomy Program's 3rd Phase - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Taps Raytheon to Produce Software Under Collaborative UAS Autonomy Program’s 3rd Phase

    Raytheon has been selected to develop software under the third phase of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that seeks to expand the capacities of current U.S. military unmanned aircraft systems. DARPA said Tuesday the Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment program aims to increase the effectiveness, flexibility and survivability of current air platforms when the […] More

  • AeroVironment-SoftBank JV to Focus on High-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAS Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment-SoftBank JV to Focus on High-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAS Development

    Unmanned aircraft systems maker AeroVironment and Japan-based telecommunications company SoftBank have formed a joint venture to build a high-altitude, long-endurance UAS for commercial operations. HAPSMobile is 95 percent owned by SoftBank and 5 percent owned by AeroVironment, the latter company said Wednesday. AeroVironment will contribute $5 million in capital to secure 5 percent ownership of the joint venture, with the option to […] More

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