SAIC lands $90M Air Force contract
Reston-based Fortune 500 contractor will help DOD commands guard against unmanned aircraft threats
Reston-based Fortune 500 government contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded a $90 million contract to help protect Department of Defense Combatant Commands from small unmanned aircraft systems.
DroneUp names chief strategy officer
Carl Smit joins Virginia Beach-based drone solutions company
Virginia Beach-based DroneUp LLC announced Tuesday it has hired Carl Smit as its chief strategy officer. In his new role, he will advise CEO Tom Walker and DroneUp’s senior leadership
HII acquires unmanned systems business
Huntington Ingalls Industries buys Spatial Integrated Systems' autonomy business
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Monday it has acquired Virginia Beach-based Spatial Integrated Systems Inc.’s (SIS) autonomy business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the
Northrop Grumman lands potential $4.8B Air Force drone modernization
Contract to run through 2030
Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a potential $4.8 billion contract to update, refurbish and sustain the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract
Huntington Ingalls to establish unmanned systems center in Hampton
Nation's largest shipbuilder to create 250 jobs
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company, will establish an unmanned systems center in Hampton, which will create more
Va. tops annual tech business rankings
State ranked No. 1 for cybersecurity leaders, digital infrastructure, unmanned aerial systems
Virginia topped the charts in many categories of Business Facilities’ 16th Annual State Rankings Report released last week — especially for technology. This year, Virginia was ranked No. 1 for
Unmanned Systems Association of Va. names board chair
Former state Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson will help promote unmanned systems industry
The New College Institute in Martinsville announced Tuesday that interim Executive Director Karen Jackson has been elected as board chair of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV). The association
Drones tested for emergency medical deliveries
Virginia Beach's DroneUp partnered with Center for Innovative Technology in April test for state government
The sky’s the limit when it comes to COVID-19-related solutions. After being approached by the state government, the Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) partnered with Virginia Beach-based DroneUp to
Va. Beach-based DroneUp acquires AeroVista Innovations
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Virginia Beach-based end-to-end drone pilot service company DroneUp LLC announced Thursday it has acquired Glenview, Illinois-based AeroVista Innovations LLC (AVI). The merged company will rebrand as The DroneUp Training Academy.
An aerial view of drone industry during COVID-19
CEO of DroneUp in Virginia Beach discusses how technology is being used during crisis.
Virginia Business virtually sat down with Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a Virginia Beach-based company that provides end-to-end aerial data services to the commercial sector, government and pilots