A General AtomicsÂ business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navyâs carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tankerÂ program.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA);Â BAE Systems;Â United Technologies Corp.‘sÂ (NYSE: UTC) Pratt & Whitney and aerospace systems business;Â L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL);Â Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL); and GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker businessÂ on the MQ-25 Stingray program.
Chris Raymond, vice president and general manager of Boeingâs autonomous systems business and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said the company will leverage its autonomous and aviation experience to support General Atomicsâ MQ-25 proposal.
UTC’s Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace SystemsÂ will respectively provide the PW815 engine and landing gear for GA-ASIâs offering.
General Atomicsâ unmanned platform will use L3âs communications systems, BAEâs cybersecurity and mission planning software, Rockwell Collinsâ navigation systems, airborne radio and simulation technologies and arresting hook components from GKN Aerospaceâs Fokker business.
General Atomicsâ electromagnetic systems and systems integration divisions will provide carrier integration, risk reduction and landing gear integration support to GA-ASI.
General Atomics is one of the companies that received the final request for proposalsÂ for the MQ-25 Stingray program in October 2017.