Tag Archives: unmanned

Mike Basla on CACI’s ‘Solutions-Based’ Market Focus & Industry’s Role in US Air Superiority Effort

Mike Basla joined the former L-3 National Security Solutions business as a senior vice president in March 2015 after a 35-year U.S. Air Force career, then transitioned to CACI International one year later upon that company’s acquisition of NSS. Now at CACI, the retired lieutenant general and former Air Force chief …

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CEO Kevin Robinson on MTSI’s Unmanned Technology Partnerships & Full Employee Stock Ownership Goal

Kevin Robinson succeeded Modern Technology Solutions Inc. co-founder Phil Soucy as president and CEO of Alexandria, Virginia-based government services contractor in early 2014. Started in 1993, the employee-owned MTSI with 700 workers on its current roster focuses on technical and engineering services in areas such as unmanned aircraft, missile defense, intelligence …

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CEO Barbara Humpton on Her Agenda for Siemens’ Federal Arm, Smart Grids in Govt

Barbara Humpton elevated to the CEO post in October at the federal business organization of global conglomerate Siemens and has held executive roles in the segment since its October 2011 inception. Humpton joined Siemens Government Technologies initially as head of business development and took the chief operating officer role last year. …

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Kay Sears of Intelsat General on Industry’s Role in Military Satcom Programs, Firm’s DC Area Presence

Intelsat General — a subsidiary of the satellite services conglomerate Intelsat S.A. — moved its headquarters in the summer of last year to Tysons Corner, Va, which also houses offices for the parent company. Kay Sears has led Intelsat General as president for 9 years and the business was one of 14 …

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Omar Balkissoon on OG Systems’ Urban Robotics Buy and Geospatial Market Evolution

Omar Balkissoon helped to start Chantilly, Va.-based OGSystems in 2005 and has served as CEO of the systems integration contractor ever since. The company made a push to grow its geospatial market footprint earlier this year through the acquisition of Urban Robotics, a maker of aerial data collection technology. Balkissoon recently caught up …

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Brian Ritter: DARPA to Begin ‘X-Plane’ Demonstrator Reviews at End of July

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will start evaluating four proposed vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft designs by the end of next month, IHS Janes’s 360 reported Wednesday. Gareth Jennings writes that Brian Ritter, a program manager at Boeing, told reporters Tuesday that DARPA will review VTOL X-Plane prototypes from Boeing, Aurora Flight …

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Paul Lemmo: Lockheed, AeroVironment Forge UAS Development Alliance

Lockheed Martin and AeroVironment have signed a global partnership agreement to jointly explore technologies such as atmospheric satellite systems for drones. The companies aim to integrate Lockheed’s mission and ground aircraft platforms with AeroVironment’s unmanned aerial system Global Observer, AeroVironment said Thursday. “We look forward to partnering with AeroVironment to potentially …

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