In a significant turn of events, despite having been seeing as one of, if not the leading firm involved the program, Northrop Grumman has revealed it will not submit a bid for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray tanker drone competition. The decision suggests that company felt it could not significantly redesign its existing X-47B unmanned aircraft, or develop an entirely new aircraft, and still make a competitive offer. Continue reading
The U.S. Navy is working with Northrop Grumman to run tests and maintenance services on the MQ-4C Triton drone, mission control and operator training systems – to prepare the unmanned aerial system for its initial deployment next year. Continue reading
The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing successfully completed its first combat mission with the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Continue reading
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $462,055,855 modification (P00037) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0018 for 12 months of maintenance and repair support of fielded Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system units. Continue reading
The U.S. Navy AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system airborne mine detection system achieved Initial Operational Capability, program, announced Oct. 10.
A Belgian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed near Portugal’s Beja air base on 10 October, Portuguese media have reported. Continue reading
FLIR Systems, Inc. has been awarded a $6.8 Million firm-fixed-price order to deliver Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) in support of the Australian Army. The units delivered under this contract will support platoon and troop level organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Continue reading