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General Atomics Eyes Automation Tech for Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2017 — General Atomics is exploring the integration of automation technology into the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle as part of efforts to update and boost the performance of the platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. National Defense Magazine reported Friday that Darren Moe, senior director of automation and user experience …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Present at Upcoming Symposium on UAS Policies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 18, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president for strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will be a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.‘s Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium from Nov. 7 to 8, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 6. TTC said Oct. 5 Pehrson will join other …

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GA-ASI’s Chris Pehrson Named to Advisory Council of New CNAS Defense Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president of strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, has been named to the advisory council for the Center for a New American Security’s Evolving the Future Force project, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. CNAS said Monday the new initiative is part of its Defense …

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General Atomics Develops UAS Mid-Air Recovery Mechanism; Chris Pehrson Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — General Atomics has developed a mechanical arm designed to recover small unmanned aircraft systems in mid-flight, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore  UAS launch-and-recovery techniques. The company also designed …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: UAVs Should Have Function to Support Mission Reassignment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said unmanned aerial vehicles should have added functionalities to support mission reassignment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Pehrson was one of the participants in a discussion of the potential role of UAVs …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: Reaper’s Auto Takeoff & Landing Update Ready for Deployment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to the MQ-9 Reaper is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Flightglobal reported Wednesday that Pehrson has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update …

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GA-ASI’s Chris Pehrson: Data Integration, Rapid Acquisition to Drive Dev’t of C4ISR Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said that the C4ISR sector faces a challenge in processing the large volume of sensor data collected by remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Pehrson told Bloomberg Government in an …

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Chris Pehrson: Air Force Flew General Atomics ‘Avenger’ With UTC Sensor

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 22, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force has flown a General Atomics-built Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle carrying sensors from United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) in a series of flight demonstrations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Chris Pehrson, strategic development senior director at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, …

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Chris Pehrson: Contractors to Stay Out of Drone ‘Targeting Chain’

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 21, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on Chris Pehrson, director of strategic development at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, making comments on the role of contractors in the operations armed drones for the military. Defense One first reported Wednesday the company has conducted Reaper and Predator surveillance missions for the …

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The Potomac Officers Club Finalizes Speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 5, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has finalized the panel of speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum. As the use of military UAVs and commercial drones become more ubiquitous, innovative new uses of the technology have emerged. The military …

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