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    General Electric Tasked to Design Next-Gen Power System for US Drones

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    The Pentagon has ordered a production of the next generation Fighter Power and Thermal Management System for American drones, according to the press release issued on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — General Electric has received a $14 million US Air Force contract to design the next generation Fighter Power and Thermal Management System for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    “General Electric Aviation [of] Cincinnati, Ohio has been awarded a $14 million… contract for Next-Generation Fighter Power & Thermal Management System detailed design… for unmanned aircraft system,” the release said on Wednesday.

    General Electric will also work on designing an improved Hybrid-Cycle Power and Thermal Management System and work on the contract is expected to be completed by June 1, 2022, the Defense Department noted.


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