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  • Stryke-Scorpion Team to Integrate AI Engine With Army UAS, Ground Control Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stryke-Scorpion Team to Integrate AI Engine With Army UAS, Ground Control Station

    Stryke Industries has received a contract to integrate an artificial intelligence engine with U.S. Army unmanned aerial systems and a universal ground control station. Stryke will conduct the ScenGen engine integration effort in partnership with subcontractor Scorpion Computer Services as part of the Defense Research and Development Rapid Innovation Fund program, Scorpion said Thursday. The Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama will license the […] More

  • ANSI Seeks Members for Group Supporting Drone Integration in US Airspace - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ANSI Seeks Members for Group Supporting Drone Integration in US Airspace

    The American National Standards Institute seeks participants for a recently launched collaborative effort that will support the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the U.S. national airspace system. ANSI said Monday the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative aims to coordinate and advance the creation of UAS integration standards and compliance assessment programs as well as foster international […] More

  • DJI Unveils Drone Operations Mgmt Software for Enterprises - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DJI Unveils Drone Operations Mgmt Software for Enterprises

    DJI has introduced a web-based service designed to help companies manage the operations of their unmanned aircraft systems using a single platform. The FlightHub software is a monthly subscription service that works to support the management of real-time UAS operations, flight data, drone fleets and pilot teams, DJI said Nov. 7. The service offers a live, map-based […] More

  • L3 to Produce UAS Tech Platforms for Army Apache Manned-Unmanned Teaming Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 to Produce UAS Tech Platforms for Army Apache Manned-Unmanned Teaming Program

    L3 Technologies has received a $97 million production contract to support the U.S. Army‘s Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming – eXpanded Capabilities program that seeks to integrate modern warfighting technologies into the military’s AH-64E fleet. The company said Monday the MUMT-X program aims to facilitate communications and data exchange between manned and unmanned aircraft platforms. L3’s Communications Systems-West […] More

  • Army Posts UAS Electronic Warfare Tech RFI - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Posts UAS Electronic Warfare Tech RFI

    The U.S. Army has released a request for information to gather input on potential electronic warfare technology for unmanned aircraft systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Oct. 3 stated the military branch seeks a Multi-Function Electronic Warfare system that can be mounted on the wing pylon of Class IV UAS such as the Gray Eagle platform. The Army aims to […] More

  • Textron Subsidiary to Provide Army Tactical UAS Block III Kits - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Subsidiary to Provide Army Tactical UAS Block III Kits

    Textron“˜s AAI Corp.subsidiary has received a $41.9 million contract modification for the delivery of 36 Block III kits for the U.S. Army‘s Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems. The service branch obligated the full modification amount at the time of award from its fiscal 2017 other procurement funds, the Defense Department said Monday. AAI will perform work in Hunt Valley, Maryland, through Dec. […] More

  • Nigel Whitehead: BAE Sees Near-Future Fighter Aircraft Deployment of Directed Energy Weapons - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Nigel Whitehead: BAE Sees Near-Future Fighter Aircraft Deployment of Directed Energy Weapons

    Nigel Whitehead, BAE Systems chief technologist, has said he believes that directed energy weapons can be deployed aboard fighter aircraft in the not-too distant future, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. Whitehead told reporters during his visit to Singapore that directed energy weapons should be able to beam energy precisely on one spot to disrupt targets such as aircraft, munitions […] More

  • AeroVironment Delivers Updated UAS Platforms to Help DoD Address RF Spectrum Requirements - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Delivers Updated UAS Platforms to Help DoD Address RF Spectrum Requirements

    AeroVironment has supplied two Defense Department customers with company-built Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems that are compatible with M1/M2/M5 radio frequencies. The company said Tuesday it will also begin to offer M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles in December then conduct deliveries in spring 2018. David Sharpin, vice president of AeroVironment’s tactical UAS business unit, […] More

  • SimiGon to Supply Simulation Development Tools for FAA UAS Research - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SimiGon to Supply Simulation Development Tools for FAA UAS Research

    SimiGon has received a $100,000 contract to provide the Federal Aviation Administration its SIMbox development tools for simulation and training for the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems research simulator. The contract serves to build on SimiGon’s effort to expand into the civilian aviation and UAS markets, the company announced Monday. SimiGon added FAA aims to use SIMbox as its primary platform […] More

  • General Atomics Opens Flight Test & Training Center Hangar in North Dakota - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Opens Flight Test & Training Center Hangar in North Dakota

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to mark the opening of a new unmanned aircraft system hangar at the Grand Sky business park in North Dakota. The company said Tuesday its Flight Test and Training Center hangar is built to house GA-ASI operational hardware such as MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Predator B remotely […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary to Build Additional ScanEagle Drones for Afghanistan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Build Additional ScanEagle Drones for Afghanistan

    Boeing“˜s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has received a $19.6 million order from the U.S. Navy to deliver an additional five ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems to the government of Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Tuesday Insitu will also deploy field service representatives, operators and site activation teams as well as provide spares, support equipment and program management services to […] More

  • American Systems Receives Navy Air Vehicle Training Support Contract; Peter Smith Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    American Systems Receives Navy Air Vehicle Training Support Contract; Peter Smith Comments

    American Systems has secured a potential five-year, $30.3 million contract to provide specialized engineering and technical services to help the Naval Air Systems Command develop and operate the U.S. Navy‘s air vehicle dynamic models and simulations. The company said Monday it will support air vehicle dynamic simulations and architecture; collision avoidance systems algorithm design; engineering […] More

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