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General Atomics to Develop New MQ-9 UAV Sensor Under $134M MDA Contract

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a $133.9M Missile Defense Agency contract to develop, integrate and test a new sensor for use with the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The company will test the sensor in realistic conditions at locations within and outside the continental U.S., the Defense Department said Monday. The agency will …

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General Atomics to Expand, Add More Staff at North Dakota Flight Test & Training Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 20, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit is planning to expand its flight test and training center in North Dakota in an effort to address the increasing demand for sensor system testing and flight crew training from U.S. and international clients, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company …

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General Atomics, Partner Test Performance of Arresting Hook for Proposed Navy Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit has completed tests on the performance of an arresting hook that it built with Fokker for a proposed U.S. Navy unmanned aerial refueling aircraft under the MQ-25 Stingray program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Fokker worked to verify …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Connectivity for General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2018 — An Inmarsat Government L-band satellite communications system has helped General Atomics’ aeronautical systems division control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The SwiftBroadband system, which uses the I-4 satellite network to provide worldwide connectivity, was used in …

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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA Over Atlantic for Royal International Air Tattoo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 12, 2018 — General Atomics has flown an MQ-9B SkyGuardian variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft from North Dakota in the U.S. to Gloucestershire in the U.K. ahead of the platform’s presentation at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow over the weekend, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company …

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General Atomics Concludes Large-Scale Flight Demo of Guardian RPA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 26, 2018 — General Atomics’ Guardian remotely piloted aircraft has undergone its first large-scale demonstration aimed at showcasing the platform’s civil and scientific applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the activity, which was held in Iki Island, Japan, allowed Guardian to validate its capability …

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General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Engine Tech for Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 4, 2018 — An industry team led by General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has used a Pratt & Whitney-built engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that the former is offering to the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics said Thursday both companies tested …

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General Atomics Picks Industry Partners in Bid for Canada’s RPA Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2018 — General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has created an industry team aimed at addressing Canada’s requirements for multimission remotely piloted aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business …

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General Atomics to Add New Equipment to DIII-D National Fusion Facility

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2018 — General Atomics is set to perform a year-long enhancement on a magnetic fusion research reactor that it operates for the Energy Department to include new equipment designed to support studies of new platforms for future fusion reactors, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said …

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General Atomics Lands $206M Air Force Reaper UAV Retrofit Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a potential six-year, $206 million contract to retrofit the latest variant of the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will update 122 MQ-9 Block 5 UAVs through June 20, 2024. USAF will obligate $40.9 million in …

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