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  • Coast Guard Seeks Small UAS for Legend-Class Cutters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Coast Guard Seeks Small UAS for Legend-Class Cutters

    The U.S. Coast Guard plans to acquire small unmanned aircraft systems that can provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the Legend-class national security cutters, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. USCG issued a draft request for proposals for small UAS in March and the service branch plans to release a full RFP later this year. A potential fiscal year […] More

  • Rockwell Collins to Supply Avionics for General Atomics' SkyGuardian RPA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins to Supply Avionics for General Atomics’ SkyGuardian RPA

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has selected Rockwell Collins to provide avionics systems for the former’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday it will deliver its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics platform, which features interactive touch-control displays and a flight management system to support operations under current instrument flight rules. Pro Line […] More

  • AeroVironment to Provide sUAS, Support for Australian Forces - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment to Provide sUAS, Support for Australian Forces

    AeroVironment has secured a potential 10-year, $36.5 million contract from Australia’s defense department to deliver small unmanned aircraft systems as well as training and logistics support. The company said Thursday it will integrate Australian content into the WASP AE UAS to meet the country’s military and industry needs. AeroVironment will work with XTEK, General Dynamics‘ Mediaware subsidiary and Sentient Vision […] More

  • Textron Unit Tests Glide Munition Against Moving Targets in Arizona - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Textron Unit Tests Glide Munition Against Moving Targets in Arizona

    Textron‘s systems business has tested a lightweight precision guided glide munition against moving targets during a flight test at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. Textron said Monday that its weapon and sensor systems team recorded 23.8 flight hours for the Fury weapon between captive carriage, survey flights and weapon releases from unmanned aircraft systems. The company performed a […] More

  • Harris-Ligado Networks Partnership Aims to Demo Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight UAS Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris-Ligado Networks Partnership Aims to Demo Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight UAS Operations

    Harris and Ligado Networks have agreed to collaborate in efforts to develop, test and deploy beyond-visual-line-of-sight technologies for unmanned aircraft systems. Both companies aim to showcase joint technologies and expertise to support the integration of commercial drones into U.S. airspace, Ligado said Thursday. The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded Harris a two-year grant earlier this year to create aviation-grade […] More

  • Sensofusion to Develop Counter-UAS Mobile System for Marine Corps - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sensofusion to Develop Counter-UAS Mobile System for Marine Corps

    The U.S. Marine Corps and the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental have awarded Sensofusion a contract to further develop a mobile platform designed to counter unmanned aircraft systems. Sensofusion said Thursday its Airfence mobile system will serve as the core of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab’s mobile counter-UAS system as well as support Marines’ efforts to […] More

  • Leidos to Provide Army UAS Support Services; Tim Reardon Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos to Provide Army UAS Support Services; Tim Reardon Comments

    Leidos will offer global technical services and field support to the U.S. Army‘s tactical unmanned aircraft systems, universal ground control stations and universal ground data terminals through the company’s position under a potential $900 million contract awarded earlier this month. The company said Wednesday it will vie for contract work in the areas of non-repetitive development, analysis and corrective action, […] More

  • Leidos Introduces UAS Safety Notification Service to Support Airspace Safety - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leidos Introduces UAS Safety Notification Service to Support Airspace Safety

    Leidos has unveiled a service that will allow aircraft pilots to automatically receive notifications of unmanned aircraft systems operations in an effort to help maintain safety in national  airspace. The UAS Notification Service aims to prevent the overlap of commercial UAS and military aircraft operations through a process called deconfliction, Leidos said Thursday. The company added its web-based service is designed to collate UAS […] More

  • Harris, North Dakota Partner to Develop UAS Network for Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris, North Dakota Partner to Develop UAS Network for Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operations

    The state of North Dakota and Harris have entered into a partnership agreement to develop a platform that will work to support beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations for unmanned aircraft systems. Harris said Tuesday it received a two-year grant from the North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission to create aviation-grade network services for UAS BVLOS operations. The company will also work with the […] More

  • Northrop to Back UAS Design Challenge for Engineering Students; Andrew Tyler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Back UAS Design Challenge for Engineering Students; Andrew Tyler Comments

    Northrop Grumman will sponsor an unmanned aircraft system challenge, hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, for the third consecutive year as part of the company’s global commitment to foster innovative thinking in engineering and technology. Northrop said Thursday student engineers from 22 universities across the U.K. and overseas locations will participate in the competition that […] More

  • Report: UAS Satcom, Imaging Markets to Hit $19.9B & $3.7B by 2025 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: UAS Satcom, Imaging Markets to Hit $19.9B & $3.7B by 2025

    A new Northern Sky Research report predicts the unmanned aircraft system satellite communications and imaging markets will respectively reach $19.9 billion and $3.7 billion in cumulative revenues over a 10-year period ending 2025. NSR said Monday the defense and intelligence community’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements for operations in hostile areas spur the demand for unmanned airborne […] More

  • NASA Taps Near Earth Autonomy to Build, Demo UAS Flight Safety Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Taps Near Earth Autonomy to Build, Demo UAS Flight Safety Tech

    Near Earth Autonomy has secured a contract under NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research initiative to help the space agency integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Near Earth said Wednesday that it will develop and demonstrate technologies to facilitate safe unmanned aircraft operations in case of emergency situations. The company will also build an autonomous contingency system that can help unmanned aircraft […] More

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