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Textron Systems has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly the company’s small unmanned aerial system at a government-approved civilian UAS test site in Blackstone, Virginia. The certification allows Textron to operate its Aerosonde drone for agricultural or environmental research in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Textron said Monday. Virginia Tech-led MAAP […] More
Kevin Phillips, president and CEO of ManTech International, has discussed the wait times associated with the federal government“™s security clearance process at a Senate panel hearing, Government Executive reported Wednesday. “The time to get a top secret clearance is over a year, and for a secret clearance, the wait is eight months,“ Phillips told Senate Intelligence Committee members […] More

Textron has finished test flights of a newly configured multimission unmanned aircraft system slated to join the U.S. Army fleet sometime in 2020, Aviation International News reported Monday. Shadow's Block III tests occurred at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico over a five-week period. The configuration includes a new engine, an updated video payload from L3 Technologies' Wescam business and advanced communications technology.

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Textron‘s unmanned systems subsidiary has delivered equipment and personnel to the U.S. Forest Service and Interior Department to support wildfire response operations in Idaho. The company said Thursday it deployed its Aerosonde drone, iCommand tool and Remote Video Terminal products to provide imagery and coordinate responders during the wildfire. “Unmanned systems can operate where it may be unsafe or impractical […] More
An estimated 150 small and medium-size Australian enterprises will offer their products and services in a meeting with BAE Systems and 20 of its suppliers as the SMEs seek to participate in the Australian navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship maritime defense project. BAE said Monday it currently works to mature the design for the ships under the Type 26 program and […] More
Despite being told he might be spared from jail, 23-year-old David C. Kernell, who was found guilty last year of hacking into Sarah Palin’s email during the 2008 presidential campaign, has ended up in federal prison, the BBC reported. Officials confirmed that Kernell reported Jan. 10 to begin serving his time at a federal corrections […] More
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