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General Atomics Gets $98M MQ-9 USAF Development Contract

MQ-1 Reaper Khandar

General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $98,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the MQ-9 technology maturation effort. This effort will provide a broad enterprise of activities associated with development of capabilities for the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Continue reading

Rakuten and AirMap Joint Venture Brings Unmanned Traffic Management Platform to Japan

Rakuten, Inc., an internet services provider headquartered in Japan, and AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones,  announced the launch of a joint venture, Rakuten AirMap, Inc. The joint venture will provide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to drone operators and airspace managers in Japan. Continue reading

General Atomics Gets $39 M USAF Ground Control Station Contract

GA-ASI AdvCkpt01General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $39,541,566 undefinitized contract action modification (FA8620-17-F-2353) to previously awarded contract FA8620-15-G-4040 for medium altitude unmanned aircraft system block 30 ground control station production. Continue reading