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  • Report: Babcock to Include Raytheon Tech in Laser Directed-Energy Weapon Offering for U.K. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Babcock to Include Raytheon Tech in Laser Directed-Energy Weapon Offering for U.K.

      Babcock‘s proposed system for the British defense science and technology laboratory’s Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator program will incorporate the Raytheon-built Phalanx air defense technology, Flightglobal reported Thursday. Beth Stevenson writes the LDEW-CD competition seeks a 20-millimeter laser-equipped Gatling machine gun designed to counter potential airborne threats, including unmanned aircraft systems, to naval ships. The report said the Babcock offering […] More

  • Battelle to Exhibit Anti-UAS Device at Navy League Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle to Exhibit Anti-UAS Device at Navy League Event

    Battelle will present one of its anti-unmanned aircraft systems devices and several other technology platforms at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Show from May 16 to 18 in Maryland. The nonprofit’s man-portable DroneDefender device works to disrupt small UAS devices through radio control frequency before the drones present a threat to military and civilian activities, Battelle said Tuesday. […] More

  • Raytheon Establishes UAS Directorate Within Missiles Systems Product Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Establishes UAS Directorate Within Missiles Systems Product Line

    Raytheon has created an unmanned aircraft systems directorate under its advanced missile systems product line in Arizona in efforts to consolidate the elements of small UAS production including airframe, payload integration and command-and-control technology. The company said Tuesday it will also increase delivery of its Coyote and Silver Fox UAS platforms to address a growth in small UAS demand. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon […] More

  • AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Showcases Mantis i45 EO/IR Payload for UAS at Unmanned Tech Conference

    AeroVironment will display its new electro-optical/infrared gimbal payload for small unmanned aircraft systems at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL conference Monday through Thursday in New Orleans. Mantis i45 is used on the Puma all-environment unmanned aerial vehicle for commercial and military applications and features a suite of sensors such as EO and IR imagers, dual-color cameras, an illuminator and an […] More

  • Simulyze Unveils UAS Operational Intell Application; Kevin Gallagher Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Simulyze Unveils UAS Operational Intell Application; Kevin Gallagher Comments

    Simulyze has launched a new operational intelligence application intended to help customers gain a complete view of unmanned aircraft systems in real time. Called Mission Insight, the new commercial off-the-shelf offering works to process and analyze huge volume of data from various sources to provide situational awareness to UAS operators, Simulyze said Feb. 17. Kevin […] More

  • CACI, FAA, DHS Evaluate Drone Detection Technology at Commercial Airports - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CACI, FAA, DHS Evaluate Drone Detection Technology at Commercial Airports

    CACI International, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have conducted research on technologies that work to detect unmanned aircraft systems in commercial airports. FAA said Thursday the program seeks to address safety and security concerns regarding unauthorized UAS flown near airports and manned airplanes. The agency noted that it receives more than 100 reports a month […] More

  • AeroVironment Lands Army UAS Sustainment Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AeroVironment Lands Army UAS Sustainment Contracts

    AeroVironment booked $47.1 million in contracts during the past two months to help the U.S. Army sustain small hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems. The contracts cover sustainment work on RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma drones the company built for the military service, AeroVironment said Monday. The Army uses the Raven to support low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. […] More

  • NSR: SATCOM Tech Demand to Drive UAS Market Through 2023 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSR: SATCOM Tech Demand to Drive UAS Market Through 2023

    NSR projects global revenues of the satellite-based unmanned aerial systems market to be $3.1 billion by 2023, up from $1.3 billion last year. Growth will be driven by demand for satellite communications technology intended to support drones used in homeland security, disaster management and peacekeeping operations, NSR said Thursday. Commercial satellite operators are projected to […] More

  • MTSI-Supported UAS Integration Test Site Chosen as FAA Research Partner; Heather Harris Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MTSI-Supported UAS Integration Test Site Chosen as FAA Research Partner; Heather Harris Comments

    A test site for unmanned aircraft systems using a safety management system developed by Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. is one of six partners chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to support UAS integration research. MTSI said Friday the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation, operated by Texas A&M University““Corpus Christi, will help FAA study the safe integration […] More

  • MTSI to Offer UAS Services in Commercial Sector; Kevin Robinson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MTSI to Offer UAS Services in Commercial Sector; Kevin Robinson Comments

    Modern Technology Solutions Inc. plans to offer unmanned aircraft system services in the commercial aviation market as agencies work to integrate UAS into the civilian National Airspace System. The commercial UAS sector could be worth up to $10 billion within three years, MTSI said Tuesday. Kevin Robinson, MTSI president, said the company has collaborated with […] More

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    Army, Marine Officials Tell Lawmakers Robotic Systems Work

    Army and Marine Corps officials said Thursday that the branches are utilizing robotic systems in order to lighten the load of troops during combat, NextGov reports. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Mills told a House Armed Services subcommittee the Marines started using unmanned helicopters for Afghanistan efforts in December, according to the report. Lockheed Martin […] More

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    Rockwell, NASA to Develop Unmanned Aircraft Control System for Safer Flights

    Rockwell Collins will be working with NASA to develop a control system to enable unmanned aircraft to safely fly in the national airspace system, the company announced Monday. Under the three-year partnership formed through NASA's unmanned aircraft system communications research sub-project, the team will work to define the waveform for a non-payload communications data link […] More

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