Tagged: Purchasing

Iowa Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp Providing Public Sector Agencies Access to Drone Services

Virginia Beach, VA (November 17, 2020) — DroneUp, LLC and the State of Iowa have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as the Contract Number #21171. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies,

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Bye Aerospace Signs Key Agreements with Aerospace9 – Aerospace9 to Invest and also Fund 300 eFlyer Airplane Purchase Deposits for Asia

Bye Aerospace, Inc. announced that the Company has entered into agreements with Aerospace9, a new company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, under which Aerospace9 has agreed to an investment in Bye Aerospace. Led by Seunghyuk Cha, a renowned IT leader in Korea, Aerospace9 has also made a large commitment to developing

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RID, Who Doesn’t Like To Ex Parte?

For the bag holders and Best Buy flyers, “ex parte” is Latin and loosely translates toa backroom deal, or sometimes just good old-fashioned private, public rulemaking. This RID thing is going to be great; everyone over at the FAA has been promising the bag-holder unfettered BVLOS (not just the dutiful

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General Atomics Buys RUAG’s Dornier 228 Programme

RUAG International is selling maintenance, repair & operation for business aircraft and military helicopters, as well as the production of the Dornier 228 at the Oberpfaffenhofen location, to General Atomics Europe GmbH. Both companies signed a corresponding agreement on 30 September 2020. The new owner will take over all 450

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US Bans Use of Grant Funds for Certain Foreign Drones

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced last week that it had issued new guidance banning the use of agency grants to purchase drones and other unmanned aerial systems from foreign groups deemed threats. The guidance, issued Monday but made public on Thursday, is meant to address potential

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Fortress UAV Releases New Drone Field Repair Kits

Fortress UAV, a supplier of UAS maintenance and deployment services based in Plano, Texas, is now offering a Drone Field Repair Kit available for public purchase. The Drone Field Repair Kit will serve as a critical emergency option for drone operators who need a quick fix for maintenance while on-site

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Ukraine Plans Purchase of 48 Bayraktar TB2 Drones from Turkey

Kiev plans to purchase up to 48 Bayraktar Tactical Block 2 (TB2) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Turkey’s domestically made combat drones, a Ukrainian news site reported, citing the export and import body operating under Ukraine’s defense industry umbrella institution. The purchase of such a large number of UAVs raises questions

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EU Buys Surveillance Drones for Belarus

The EU has bought 15 surveillance drones for Belarusian authorities, prompting alarm they could be used against pro-democracy protesters. Lithuanian police handed over the equipment to the Belarusian State Committee for Forensic Science on 16 September – in the middle of a brutal police crackdown, which has seen thousands of

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Georgian Defense Ministry Purchases Spanish Drones

The Ministry of Defense of Georgia reported on September 28 that it purchased Spanish-made unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as renewed existing aircraft, and retrained the personnel. “Acquisition and renovation of the unmanned aerial vehicles will reinforce Georgia’s defense capabilities substantially,” the Ministry underscored. According to the same report, Defense

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Citadel Defense Wins $12M US DoD Anti COTS Drones Contract

The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed more than a dozen other counter

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Citadel Defense Wins $12.2M U.S. Department of Defense Contract to Autonomously Defeat Commercial Off-the-Shelf and Handmade Drones

Citadel’s contract award addresses urgent C-sUAS needs for Fixed, Mobile and Dismounted operations San Diego, CA – The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase

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Japan Having Second Thoughts on Global Hawk

Two years ago Japan paid American Northrop Grumman nearly $500 million for a trio of Global Hawk spy drones, with deliveries wrapping up in 2022. Now Tokyo reportedly is reconsidering the purchase. The review comes a year after Iranian forces shot down a U.S. Navy Global Hawk that was flying

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Israeli Army May Procure Wearable Anti-Drone Device

The Israeli army and police are considering the purchase of personal anti-drone systems manufactured by Israeli company SKYLOCK, part of the Avnon Group. The growing threat posed by hostile UAVs and the need to neutralize them from afar has resulted in a race to create personal devices to curb unauthorized

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Greek Army Buys Turkish Drones

Turkish-made drones that are used primarily in search and rescue or mine detection operations are ready to enter Greek Armed Forces’ inventory with a signed preliminary agreement. This would be the first time that the Greek army would use drones produced by the Turkish private sector, namely the Istanbul-based Assuva

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ideaForge launches unique drone buyback offer with benefits up to INR 1.5 lakh along with the industry’s first financing option

ideaForge, India’s largest manufacturer of fully indigenous drones for defence, homeland security and industrial applications, has launched a unique drone buyback offer aimed at replacing products that are not compliant with Indian regulations with DGCA-approved, NPNT-compliant, indigenous drones. Organizations can avail benefits up to INR 1.5 lakh when they exchange

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Britain buys General Atomics’ Protector drone in $81M deal

Washington DC (UPI) Jul 15, 2020 –

San Diego-based General Atomics will build three Protector drones for Britain in an $81 million deal, the British Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday.

The aircraft will also be deployed in intelligence, surveillance, targeting and reconnaissance missions, replacing Britain’s current fleet of Reaper drones, officials

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UK MoD Buys British Nano Drone

The UK MoD has taken delivery of the latest market leading technology. UAVTEK, a UK based SME has developed and provided UK forces with the latest world-beating technology Nano Drones after winning the UK MoD Nano drone programme. The UK MoD recently went to tender for a new

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XTEK Gets A$2.8M Australian Defence Force WASP Contract

XTEK Ltd has received an additional purchase order from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the supply of additional AeroVironment WASP AE Small Unmanned Aerial Systems. The order, which is worth around A$2.8 million, is in addition to XTEK’s ongoing SUAS supply contract to the ADF and represents XTEK’s

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