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  • CSRA Receives ATCA Award for FAA UAS Digital Registration Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSRA Receives ATCA Award for FAA UAS Digital Registration Support

    The Air Traffic Control Association has awarded CSRA the Earl F. Ward Memorial Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to efforts in the quality, safety and efficiency of the country’s air traffic control. CSRA said Tuesday it received the award during the 61st ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition held in National Harbor, Maryland. Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA […] More

  • IBM Installs Watson in Aerialtronics Drones; Harriet Green Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Installs Watson in Aerialtronics Drones; Harriet Green Comments

    IBM has installed the company's Watson cognitive computing system in Aerialtronics' unmanned aircraft systems in an effort to help teams gain a complete view of their surroundings and analyze captured imagery. Aerialtronics' Watson-equipped drones will work to capture images and send them to the IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform on IBM Cloud in near […] More

  • General Atomics Demos Network Centric Communications Pod Capacity at Marine Corps Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Demos Network Centric Communications Pod Capacity at Marine Corps Exercise

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has demonstrated its network centric communications pod offering’s function to facilitate communications data links between U.S. Marine Corps ground and air forces and unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Tuesday it has integrated the system aboard a Predator B Block 5 and operated using a Block 30 ground control station during an exercise in July […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary to Produce 5th Batch of Blackjack UAVs for US Navy, Canada - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Produce 5th Batch of Blackjack UAVs for US Navy, Canada

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $21.6 million contract modification to build and  two RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy and Canada under a foreign military sales program. The modification covers low-rate initial production lot 5 Blackjack drones, ground control stations and launch and recovery equipment, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Insitu will perform work […] More

  • AeroVironment, Partners to Market Hand-Launched UAS to Australian Armed Forces - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment, Partners to Market Hand-Launched UAS to Australian Armed Forces

    AeroVironment has partnered with Australian companies XTEK, Sentient Vision and General Dynamics‘ Mediaware subsidiary to bring AeroVironment’s line of unmanned aircraft systems to the Australia. The California-based small UAS provider said Monday the team looks to sell the AeroVironment Wasp AE or RQ-12A micro air vehicle to Australia’s armed forces. Wasp AE systems consist of two air vehicles and one ground control system and feature AeroVironment’s […] More

  • Elbit Systems Flies Hermes 450 at UAS Field Day in North Dakota - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elbit Systems Flies Hermes 450 at UAS Field Day in North Dakota

    An Elbit Systems subsidiary and its partners held an unmanned aircraft systems field day at the Hillsboro Regional Airport in North Dakota in efforts to demonstrate the precision agriculture and utility infrastructure damage assessment functions of the Hermes 450 UAS. Elbit Systems of America worked with local farmers to collect and analyze data to support crop management and […] More

  • Liberty University Offers On-Campus Drone Pilot Training - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Liberty University Offers On-Campus Drone Pilot Training

    Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics now offers an on-campus training program for pilots of fixed-wing and multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft systems. The Federal Aviation Administration‘s regulations on the commercial use of drones work to allow the training program’s students to fly small UAS weighing less than 55 pounds on campus, the university said Tuesday. The […] More

  • Google Parent to Demo Drone Delivery Service at FAA Test Site - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Parent to Demo Drone Delivery Service at FAA Test Site

    Google‘s parent company Alphabet will test an autonomous delivery service at one of six Federal Aviation Administration-approved unmanned aircraft system test sites in the U.S., Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Alan Levin writes the White House said Tuesday that Alphabet’s Project Wing drone delivery demonstration aims to lay the groundwork for the approval of the use of UAS to safely deliver packages. Dave […] More

  • Northrop, Triumph Enter High-Altitude UAS Production Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, Triumph Enter High-Altitude UAS Production Agreement

    Northrop Grumman and Triumph Group have signed a memorandum of agreement at the Farnborough International Air Show in an effort to increase the production rate of high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems. The agreement calls for the two companies to collaborate on UAS delivery, knowledge transfer and program quality and affordability initiatives, Triumph said Tuesday. Dan Crowley, Triumph president and CEO, said the […] More

  • IEEE Launches Working Group to Structure Aerial Communications, Networking Standards - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IEEE Launches Working Group to Structure Aerial Communications, Networking Standards

    Technical organization IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association have launched the IEEE Aerial Network Communications Working Group to structure standards for aircraft systems. Group members will work to establish the IEEE P1920.1 project designed to develop standards for air-to-air communications in an ad hoc aerial network and situational awareness for commercial, civil manned and unmanned aircraft […] More

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    Air Force, Northrop Develop ISR Payload Adapter for Global Hawk UAS

    Northrop Grumman has worked with the U.S. Air Force‘s Life Cycle Management Center and Air Combat Command to develop an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payload adapter for the Block 30 RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system. The parties built the IPA technology under a cooperative research-and-development agreement as part of efforts to link existing and future data-gathering sensors with the RQ-4 drone’s airframe system, the […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu to Produce 5th Batch of Navy Blackjack UAS Under $72M Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu to Produce 5th Batch of Navy Blackjack UAS Under $72M Deal

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $71.6 million contract to manufacture a fifth batch of RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Insitu will produce six Blackjack air vehicles, ground control stations, launch-and-recovery systems and shipboard equipment kits under the low-rate initial production contract. Insitu will conduct the production work in Bingen, Washington, and […] More

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