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The MQ-9 Reaper is one of the most advanced drones available to the U.S. Airforce. The unmanned aerial device is built by General Atomics and has a range of 1,150 miles. It is able to gather intelligence and provide strike support with an impressive array of weapons, such as the laser-guided GBU-12 ...
Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and General Atomics are all vying for a U.S. Navy contract to build the MQ-25 Stingray, an unmanned aerial tanker that will be launched via ... Boeing's drone will use a Rolls-Royce engine, which also powers the U.S. Air Force's Global Hawk and Navy's Triton drones.

Specifically, the new policy authorizes direct commercial sales of drone technology, allowing U.S. firms like General Atomics and Northrop Grumman to directly market certain drones to foreign governments, rather than relying on the more cumbersome government-run Foreign Military Sales program.
On April 19, President Donald Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum that revises rules for export of military drones, including big target and long-range ... He called the drone "a clear knock-off" of the MQ-Reaper made by the U.S.-based General Atomics and used the U.S. Air Force.
The proposal indicates a paradigm shift in the technology, as the major drone procurement program was launched, with the funding assigned for new research and development. Similarly, the government of India has also formed an alliance with General Atomics to deliver 22 sea guardian drones worth ...
WASHINGTON ― General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has successfully demonstrated flight deck taxi capability for the MQ-25. Using a Predator C Avenger as a surrogate, the company demonstrated its unmanned platforms can integrate with the complexities of flight deck operations. The Avenger ...

Kratos, along with Dynetics, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin, took part in the first phase of the Gremlins program, which ended in March 2017. DARPA subsequently awarded additional contracts to Dynetics and General Atomics, but Kratos continued to be involved in the project as a subcontractor to ...
But General Atomics has a lot of experience with efficient unmanned aircraft, such as the Predator and Reaper drones, while Lockheed Martin has fresh experience developing carrier jets with its work on the new F-35C fighter for use by the Navy, LaGrone said. That makes it “a toss-up,” he said.
The race to get the contract for the US Navy's first carrier-based drone is heating up. All three competitors — Boeing, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin — have released images of what their drones look like, and the announcement of the winner is expected sometime between August and October 2018 ...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said Thursday its new Avenger drone has set an endurance record of nearly a day in the air. Over a two-day period in January, the San Diego company's next-generation Avenger ER flew 23.4 continuous hours on a simulated reconnaissance mission. That's a ...
General Atomics, purveyor of the iconic Predator and Reaper drones, has officially released more concept art and new details about its carrier-based tanker drone to our friend and Aviation Week reporter James Drew. One main revelation in Drew's report is that the company doesn't plan on actually ...
Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs, better known as Skunk Works, has released concept images of its MQ-25 'Stingray' design, an unmanned carrier-launched tanker plane. The refueling drone will compete against designs from Boeing and General Atomics for a Navy contract to build a ...
The Reaper is set to gain new capabilities just as its iconic progenitor is pulled from service, but arming drones with air-to-air missiles isn't new. ... one, but its legacy is secured in the form of its super-sized cousin, the MQ-9 Reaper, an aircraft that will become the backbone of USAF drone operations.
The Blue brothers owned a nuclear energy company called General Atomics but were sure drones were going to be the next big thing. Two other innovators shoehorned the Predator into the military — John Deutch, the Clinton administration's first undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology, ...
The drone is developed after General Atomics' MQ-1 Predator model. ... The Times of India reported recently that India's military fields more than 200 drones imported from Israel. While most of the ... The Indian Defense Ministry announced plans to buy 400 drones over the next decade on February 24.
Chief among those aircraft is the Predator, built by San Diego-based defense contractor General Atomics. The UAE previously purchased some $200 million worth of surveillance-only Predator drones from General Atomics. The Obama administration opposed selling the UAE armed versions of the Predator ...
Boeing, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in January all submitted bids to build what the Navy describes as an aerial refueling tanker drone, and General Atomics on Feb. ... For Boeing, participation in the MQ-25 program seems to be about a lot more than selling a few drones.

Here's Why General Atomics Teamed Up With Boeing For The MQ-25 Tanker Drone Tender ... General Atomics has announced it will team up with Boeing to compete for the contract to build the first four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drones for the U.S. Navy if it wins the competition, though the latter ...
A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy's carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.
San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said Monday its tanker drone has successfully demonstrated taxi operations on an simulated aircraft carrier deck with operators using Wii-like controllers. “This demonstration proves that the GA-ASI solution will integrate into existing ship operations, ...
A report from the Gizmodo technology website suggests that Google has partnered with the US Department of Defense to assist it in developing artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze drone footage. According to sources who spoke on conditions of anonymity, Google's involvement in the so-called Project ...
Once armed, the Predator, manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics Technology Corp., could not just locate enemies, but kill them as well ... The company also makes the first-generation UAV's bigger, younger brother, the MQ-9 Reaper, and the Air Force plans to buy 366 of these drones for ...
General Atomics' drone manufacturing operations in Poway, as seen in this file photo, is an example of local defense-related contracting operations. (John Gibbins / U-T). Roger ShowleyContact Reporter. The military's presence in San Diego County isn't just sailors, Marines, ships and planes. It's a $9.2 billion contracting ...
The agency has already begun working on developing the weapon, awarding more than $27 million in nine-month contracts to Lockheed Martin ($9.4 million), General Atomics (8.8 million) and Boeing ($8.9 million) for the integration and testing of a low-power laser on a drone, with a low-power flight test ...
The hackers went after General Atomics, targeting a drone sensor specialist. He did not respond to requests for comment. They also made a run at the Gmail account of Michael Buet, an electronics engineer who has worked on ultra-durable batteries and high-altitude drones for SunCondor, a small South ...
Amid continuing success from flight trials of its advanced MQ-9B SkyGuardian Predator B and growing signs the certified variant is lead contender for Australia's medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air system (UAS) requirement, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is bullish on future ...
The Wing Loong II has been primarily designed and developed for export and has been marketed by China's defense industry as a more cost-effective alternative to the U.S.-made General Atomics MQ-1 Predator. (The per-unit price is estimated at around $1-2 million, compared to the Predator at $4 million, ...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $49.3 million order to continue work on MQ-9 Reaper drones under an Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command contract. The company will provide software development services for the drone. MQ-9 Reapers are remotely piloted ...
The War Zone was also the first to note that the Navy was separately considering hiring General Atomics, which makes the Reapers, to fly those drones itself over Afghanistan in support of Marines in Helmand Province. It is not clear whether the service is still interested in pursuing that plan or if the Air ...
The U.S. Navy is holding a competition to select the service's first operational carrier-based drone. The MQ-25 Stingray will be primarily an aerial tanker designed to refuel an aircraft carrier's four F-35Cs and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter squadrons. General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing ...
The control station is used to command and control the US Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle, RQ-7B Shadow and MQ-5B Hunter drones. The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, also known as Sky Warrior, was developed for the US Army as an upgrade to the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle. In 2015 ...
This drones can reach speed of 150MPH. The key players in the market of drone's are- General Atomics (U.S.), Aurora Flight (U.S), AeroVironment Inc. (U.S.), BAE Systems PLC (U.K.), Denel Dynamics (South Africa), Draganfly (Canada), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Israel), General Dynamics Corporation (U.S.), ...
The Naval Air Systems Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide the drone systems for ISR activities in the U.S. Central Command area of operations for fiscal years 2018 to 2019. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, ...
The U.S. Navy is planning to hire drone-maker General Atomics to fly its own unarmed MQ-9 Reapers in support of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. The service says the contractor-operated drones would provide a “surge” of intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance capabilities as the U.S. military ...
And yes it does have a similar configuration to Northrop's Tacit Blue, but so do other aircraft, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk and even one of Boeing's own CBARS competitors, General Atomics' naval tanker adaptation of their Predator-C/Avenger unmanned aircraft, among others. But those aircraft are all ...
The video offers fleeting new glimpses from different angles of the drone, and from these clips we can come to some new conclusions, but the video also .... The Navy's CBARS contract, which General Atomics and Lockheed are also competing for, is slated to be awarded near the end of this Summer.
In terms of size and payload, the original Wing Loong combat drone is comparable to the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, which is slated to be retired by the U.S. ... “[I]t has been reported that the Wing Loong UAV series (along with other Chinese combat drones) have much weaker engines than either the ...
... chosen to build Gremlin drones to fly from the C-130 in Phase 3. This hope was dashed in March, however, when DARPA tapped two other large, privately owned defense contractors to lead the Gremlins effort. Dynetics and General Atomics (maker of the Predator drone) are currently building competing ...
Boeing's MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 ... two of the Pentagon's top suppliers, General Atomics and Lockheed Martin, are vying for a contract to build as many as 76 of the carrier-based drones that ...
Developed at the secretive “Phantom Works” facility, it's the opening salvo in the MQ-25 competition between Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and General Atomics to build a fleet of drone tankers capable of taking off and landing from an aircraft carrier. Whichever company gets awarded the Stingray contract, ...
Drones have been a vital part of the Pentagon's arsenal for years, but the competition for a Navy carrier-based version that can refuel jet fighters in the ... In addition to Boeing, two of the Pentagon's top suppliers, General Atomics and Lockheed Martin, are also vying for a contract to build as many as 76 of ...
The Department of Defense wants the ability to launch and recover small drones from C-130 Hercules transports. ... Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Phase Two contracts to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems—the inventors of the Predator drone —and Dynetics, Inc ...
General Atomics—maker of the Predator, Reaper, and Avenger drones—has shown their Sea Avenger concept which reworks their Predator-C/Avenger into a more bulky fuel truck. We still have no idea what Lockheed will bring to the competition, but it's probably safe to say it will be highly impressive.
A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy's carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.
Here's Why General Atomics Teamed Up With Boeing For The MQ-25 Tanker Drone Tender ... General Atomics has announced it will team up with Boeing to compete for the contract to build the first four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drones for the U.S. Navy if it wins the competition, though the latter ...
General Atomics, which developed the Predator, offers the Lynx multi-mode radar with a synthetic aperture imaging capability, which fits in the Army's similarly sized Warrior Alpha and MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones. It's worth noting that the Air Force opted to switch over to the MQ-9 specifically because of its ...
When relying solely on GCS, drone operators will face a range limit set by the earth's curvature (though it can also include obstructions, such as ... General Atomics states that the Royal Air Force's MQ-9Bs – scheduled for delivery in the early 2020s – will be the first drones to incorporate SATCOM LRE.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems successfully showed off the satellite-controlled launch and recovery capabilities of its MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft, aiming to eliminate the need for a ground control station and crew at the base from which it takes off. Conducted in December 2017, the ...
And General Atomics released an artist's conception of a fully formed tanker drone (one closely resembling its Sea Avenger drone in design). ... The Navy is reportedly envisioning an eventual purchase of up to 72 MQ-25 tanker drones for its aircraft carriers, breaking down into flights of one "system" of four ...
17, 2017 — General Atomics has collaborated with a subsidiary of Intelsat ... the drone's expanded operations on an Intelsat EpicNG platform.


 

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