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  • Dell COTS Tech Used in Northrop Carrier-Based UAS; Pablo Gonzalez Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dell COTS Tech Used in Northrop Carrier-Based UAS; Pablo Gonzalez Comments

    Dell has provided a commercial off-the-shelf product to support Northrop Grumman‘s X-47B unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration program. The Dell COTS technology was used to develop the ground control system for the X-47B, which flew last year to demonstrate carrier-based UAS launch and recovery functions, Dell said Wednesday. “Developing the X-47B system […] More

  • Northrop's Global Hawk Hits 665 Hours in a Week's Flight Time - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop’s Global Hawk Hits 665 Hours in a Week’s Flight Time

    The Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aircraft Global Hawk recorded 665 flight hours during exercise and operational activities for the week that ended Feb. 23, 2014. To date, the high altitude long endurance drone has flown more than 110,000 hours to support global missions of the Air Force, Navy and NASA, Northrop said Wednesday. Global Hawk logged 433.8 hours […] More

  • Northrop Sees Increased Orders for Global Hawk Drone; George Guerra Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Sees Increased Orders for Global Hawk Drone; George Guerra Comments

    Northrop Grumman has indicated that several countries have expressed interest in buying its global hawk unmanned aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes that George Guerra, vice president of high-altitude long-endurance systems at Northrop Grumman, is scheduled to broker a deal with Japan for four global hawks, Canada is looking at the Air Force version, while […] More

  • DreamHammer Aims for Operating System to Controle Multiple UAS; Nelson Paez Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DreamHammer Aims for Operating System to Controle Multiple UAS; Nelson Paez Comments

    DreamHammer has tested its commercial operating platform that works to control multiple unmanned aircraft systems in several demonstrations with the Defense Department and UAS companies. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company built Ballista to integrate with existing and future unmanned aircraft that work with the UAS Control Segment architecture, DreamHammer said Wednesday. Nelson Paez, DreamHammer CEO, […] More

  • Northrop, NASA Dryden Center Extend Space Act Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, NASA Dryden Center Extend Space Act Agreement

    Northrop Grumman and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center have renewed their Space Act Agreement to continue joint earth science missions and flight tests with the company’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. Both organizations will continue to jointly use and fund the Global Hawks until April 30, 2018 to monitor hurricanes, study the atmosphere and explore new […] More

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    Air Force, Lockheed Develop Unmanned NASA Research Aircraft; Gary Martin Comments

    Lockheed Martin and the Air Force are building a small unmanned aircraft that NASA will use to conduct testing on new technologies, Armed With Science reports.  The Bethesda, Md.-based company is building the 7.5-foot long multi-use technology testbed vehicle at its California facilities. The unmanned aircraft will have a 28-foot wingspan and will be powered […] More

  • Contractors Fuel, Provide Personnel for US' Worldwide Proliferation of Drones, Bases - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Contractors Fuel, Provide Personnel for US' Worldwide Proliferation of Drones, Bases

    More civilian contractors are working directly with the U.S. military and CIA to gather intelligence and execute offensive strikes as the U.S. continues to expand the number of drones it operates around the world. Many of these contractors are helping drive the U.S.’ demand for their personnel by rapidly evolving drone technologies and capabilities, working in tandem with the U.S. to develop a global network of […] More

  • CBP Receives Predator B Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CBP Receives Predator B Aircraft

    Customs and Border Protection recently received the Predator B unmanned aircraft at the National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. This is the second unmanned aircraft in supplemental budget provisions identified in August 2010. CBP's unmanned aircraft systems operate under several FAA-approved certificates of authorization that enable CBP to deploy a UAS in […] More

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