Kratos Receives $4.2 Million Unmanned Aerial Drone System Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Advanced Drones & Target Systems Division (KADTS) recently received a new $4.2 million contract award to provide unmanned aerial drone system aircraft and related spares to a National Security customer. Kratos is a leading provider of unmanned aerial systems, drone aircraft, command and flight control systems, avionics and related electronics. Kratos is also a leader in unmanned ground and seaborne systems, technology, avionics, electronics and unmanned vehicle command and control systems. KADTS will produce the aircraft at a secure Kratos manufacturing facility. Due…
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Kratos Receives Unmanned Aerial, Ground and Sea Surface Drone System Single Contract Award With Potential Value of $35 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary of the Advanced Drone and Targets Systems (ADTS) Division recently received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army valued at up to $34.77 million for unmanned drone system command, control and communication systems, solutions and services. Under the new award, Kratos will be issued task orders to provide engineering and technical support to develop technology and system upgrades for U.S. Army unmanned ground, sea surface, and aerial drones and target vehicles, command, and communication system electronics and related ground…
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Northrop Grumman, Yamaha Motor, U.S.A., Collaborate On Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new system merges a proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the latest autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies for use in urban environments for applications such as search and rescue, power line inspection and forest fire observation. "The R-Bat joins our existing Bat family of unmanned aircraft systems [UAS] used for tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions," said George Vardoulakis, vice president for medium range tactical systems, Northrop Grumman. "Yamaha…
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Unmanned Aircraft Series Sets Record for Mission Hours Flown in One Week

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23. In 2013, Global Hawk flew an average of 433.8 hours a week. The weekly record of 665 hours set in February 2014 is 53 percent above last year's average. That is the equivalent of almost four Global Hawks in the air around the clock for an entire week. The HALE UAS series…
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Global Hawk Again Recognized for Exemplary Sustainment Excellence

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). The Sustainment Excellence Award is named for Dr. James G. Roche, the 20th Secretary of the Air Force. He served in the Air Force's top position from 2001 to 2005. In a March 12, 2014 letter, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Logistics, Installations and Mission Support commends the Global Hawk…
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GA-ASI and Northrop Grumman Showcase Additional Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities in Second USMC Exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leading global security company, have announced the second successful demonstration of Predator ® B/MQ-9 Reaper's Electronic Attack capability featuring Northrop Grumman's new Pandora Electronic Warfare (EW) system at the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma on October 22. "Our collaboration with the Marine Corps and Northrop Grumman demonstrates the operational flexibility of the Predator B from being primarily a counter-insurgency…
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Global Hawk Aids in Philippine Relief Efforts

The inherent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk Block 30 Unmanned Aerial System were used to support massive international humanitarian assistance and relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Due to Global Hawk's long endurance, persistence and range, the Block 30 was the only high altitude asset able to support relief efforts in this critical region of the world on a moment's notice. Global Hawk is also the only high altitude unmanned system able to carry radar, electro-optical (EO) and infrared sensors simultaneously. On Nov. 14, Global Hawk flew its first…
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Kratos Receives $2.3 Million Unmanned Aerial Drone System Program Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Advanced Drone and Targets Solutions (ADTS) Division recently received a $2.3 million contract award for unmanned aerial drone systems, aircraft, related support equipment and spares. Under the new contract award, Kratos will produce the unmanned aerial drone aircraft, related support equipment and spares at a secure Kratos manufacturing facility. Kratos' ADTS Division is a premier provider of high performance unmanned drone aircraft and these systems' related avionics, electronics, command and control systems, solutions, services and logistics. Due to customer related and other considerations,…
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FAA Chooses North Dakota To Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace. The state's leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made North Dakota a natural choice for the FAA. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley have led the state's efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota. The state has…
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Northrop Grumman Maturing Key Triton Unmanned Aircraft Sensor

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system's (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar will provide the Triton UAS with a 360-degree view of ocean and coastal regions. "Surrogate flights have allowed us to mature the MFAS radar's capabilities and merge the data with information received from other sensors and equipment that will also be used on…
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Unmanned Systems News

Kratos Receives Unmanned Aerial, Ground and Sea Surface Drone System Single Contract Award With Pote…

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary of the Advanced Drone and Targets Systems (ADTS) Division recently received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army valued at up to $34.77 million for unmanned drone system command, control and communication systems, solutions and services. Under the new award, Kratos will be issued task orders to provide engineering and technical support to develop technology...

25-07-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Kratos Receives $4.2 Million Unmanned Aerial Drone System Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Advanced Drones & Target Systems Division (KADTS) recently received a new $4.2 million contract award to provide unmanned aerial drone system aircraft and related spares to a National Security customer. Kratos is a leading provider of unmanned aerial systems, drone aircraft, command and flight control systems, avionics and related electronics. Kratos is also a leader in unmanned ground and...

22-07-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Global Hawk Again Recognized for Exemplary Sustainment Excellence

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Air Force awarded the prestigious Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for superior performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness to the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft program produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). The Sustainment Excellence Award is named for Dr. James G. Roche, the 20th Secretary of the Air Force. He served in the Air Force's top...

13-06-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Unmanned Aircraft Series Sets Record for Mission Hours Flown in One Week

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series, which includes the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, set a new record for mission hours flown in one week, logging 665 hours flying operational and exercise missions during the week ending Feb. 23. In 2013, Global Hawk flew an average of 433.8 hours a week. The weekly record of 665 hours set in February 2014 is 53 percent above last year's...

11-06-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Northrop Grumman, Yamaha Motor, U.S.A., Collaborate On Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new system merges a proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the latest autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies for use in urban environments for applications such as search and rescue, power line inspection and forest fire observation. "The R-Bat joins our existing Bat family of unmanned aircraft...

08-05-2014 Unmanned Systems News

GA-ASI and Northrop Grumman Showcase Additional Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities in Second US…

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leading global security company, have announced the second successful demonstration of Predator ® B/MQ-9 Reaper's Electronic Attack capability featuring Northrop Grumman's new Pandora Electronic Warfare (EW) system at the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course held at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma...

22-01-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Global Hawk Aids in Philippine Relief Efforts

The inherent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Global Hawk Block 30 Unmanned Aerial System were used to support massive international humanitarian assistance and relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Due to Global Hawk's long endurance, persistence and range, the Block 30 was the only high altitude asset able to support relief efforts in this critical region of the world on a moment's notice. Global Hawk is also...

07-01-2014 Unmanned Systems News

Kratos Receives $2.3 Million Unmanned Aerial Drone System Program Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Advanced Drone and Targets Solutions (ADTS) Division recently received a $2.3 million contract award for unmanned aerial drone systems, aircraft, related support equipment and spares. Under the new contract award, Kratos will produce the unmanned aerial drone aircraft, related support equipment and spares at a secure Kratos manufacturing facility. Kratos' ADTS Division is a premier provider of high performance...

30-12-2013 Unmanned Systems News

FAA Chooses North Dakota To Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace. The state's leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made North Dakota a natural choice for the FAA. Gov. Jack...

30-12-2013 Unmanned Systems News

Northrop Grumman Maturing Key Triton Unmanned Aircraft Sensor

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system's (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar will provide the Triton UAS with a 360-degree view of ocean and coastal regions. "Surrogate flights have allowed us to...

19-09-2013 Unmanned Systems News

EURO HAWK Sets Record With 25-Hour Nonstop Flight in Germany

The EURO HAWK® unmanned aircraft system (UAS) set an endurance record Aug. 8 when it flew continuously for 25.3 hours in European airspace. Built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), operating through its subsidiary Northrop Grumman ISS International Inc. (NGISSI), and Cassidian (EADS Deutschland GmbH), the UAS climbed to 58,600 feet over Manching Air Base, Germany. With a wingspan greater than most commercial airliners, EURO HAWK® can fly at altitudes more than 60,000 feet for more than...

04-09-2013 Unmanned Systems News

Tech Source Adds Wind River Vxworks Support To H.264 XMC Video Card To Target Safety Critical Marke…

Tech Source, Inc., an independent supplier of high performance embedded video, graphics and high end computing solutions, has successfully added driver support for Wind River® VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS) to its low power Condor VC100x H.264 video capture and compression card. By adding support for the leading RTOS – VxWorks is used in over a billion embedded systems around the world - Tech Source will be able to target those developing mission and safety...

12-08-2013 Unmanned Systems News

Neya Introduces New Video Products for Unmanned Systems

Neya Systems LLC, an industry leader in unmanned systems, computer vision, and autonomy, is pleased to introduce two new unmanned systems standards-compliant H.264 video compression hardware products, UxStreamerTM and UxStreamerTM Mini. UxStreamer is a standards-compliant video streaming solution for unmanned air, ground, surface, and subsurface vehicles. It is a combination of COTS and custom-developed technology, with SAE AS-4-compliant video control interfaces. UxStreamer speeds deployment of new unmanned capabilities by allowing systems engineers to integrate a wide...

12-08-2013 Unmanned Systems News

NAVAIR Teams Test GPS Anti-Jamming Device On Small UAV

Part of an initiative to protect GPS technologies on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Navy recently conducted tests to demonstrate how miniaturized GPS protection devices can prevent interruption of this mission-critical global positioning data. From July 10 to 24, the Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office (PMW/A 170), headquartered in San Diego, mounted a Small Antenna System (SAS) on an Aerostar unmanned aircraft, then placed the small UAV in a room lined with signal-absorbent material...

12-08-2013 Unmanned Systems News

Global Plastics Leader Showcasing Tactically Advanced Composites for Unmanned Systems at AUVSI 2013

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics and composites, visits the AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Unmanned Systems 2013 trade show on August 12-15, 2013 with its innovative family of Materials and expert Application Specialists for the Unmanned Systems industry. The unique formulation of Quadrant's advanced materials for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are aimed at lowering overall weight and increasing durability in the harshest of environments in order to...

12-08-2013 Unmanned Systems News

General Dynamics Completes Comprehensive Risk Reduction Program for Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehi…

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has successfully completed the comprehensive risk reduction program for the U.S. Navy’s Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) program. Designed to discover any potential systems defect early on in the program’s development phase, the configuration item test (CIT) successfully verified key components within the UUV system including the hardware architecture and critical areas of hardware and software integration. “The completion of...

09-08-2013 Unmanned Systems News

Israel is Top Global Exporter of Unmanned Aerial Systems

UK top importer of UAS platforms from Israeli manufacturers, while strong trading relationships exist in India, Brazil and several small African countries. Israeli original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have aggressively marketed these platforms, helping them become the top exporter of UAS platforms, globally. A recent market insight published by the global consulting and research firm Frost & Sullivan (www.defense.frost.com), on Israeli Unmanned Aerial Systems, finds that Israel's UAS export revenue totaled $4.62...

28-05-2013 Unmanned Systems News