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General Atomics, Intelsat Test Reaper UAS Beam Switching on EpicNG Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 17, 2017 — General Atomics has collaborated with a subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I) to test the beam switching capability of a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system connected to the Intelsat 29e satellite, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Intelsat General said Wednesday the test worked to demonstrate the first in-flight …

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General Atomics Eyes Satellite Portfolio Expansion Via Surrey-US Asset Purchase Deal

General Atomics has purchased the majority of Surrey Satellite Technology US’ assets for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to advance the development of small satellites and other payloads. General Atomics said Monday it will incorporate Surrey-US’ employees and assets into its electromagnetic systems business in support of growth objectives. …

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NAVSEA Vet Jim Mosquera Named General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems VP, CTO

Jim Mosquera, a 37-year federal civilian and naval officer, has joined General Atomics as vice president and chief technology officer of the company’s electromagnetic systems  business. Mosquera will help execute the unit’s strategic financial, technical and business goals in support of technology and product development efforts as well as oversee technology …

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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, University Partner to Build UUV Navigation, Sensing Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 30, 2017 — General Atomics will collaborate with the University of Mississippi to develop acoustic-based navigation and sensing technologies that will work to support unmanned underwater vehicle platform systems for deep-sea missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The university said Thursday the partnership involves General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems unit occupying …

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General Atomics to Repair, Maintain Army Gray Eagle UAS Under $462M Contract Modification

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a potential one-year, $462.1 million contract modification to help the U.S. Army maintain and repair the service branch’s fielded Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Monday the Army obligated nearly $93 million in fiscal 2018 Army aviation procurement along with operations …

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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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General Atomics Eyes Increased Cubesat Production for Defense Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 16, 2017 — General Atomics aims to build on its 2016 acquisition of technical services business Miltec with the increased production of cubesats and other small satellites for defense customers over the next years, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Thursday the company is growing its investments in the …

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General Atomics Focuses MQ-1C Gray Eagle Production on Extended-Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has updated its production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system to focus on the extended-range variant in support of the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has completed work on the …

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General Atomics Unit Gets EMALS, AAG Spare Parts Delivery Order From Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 11, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will provide spare parts to help sustain the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear system under a delivery order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will supply an …

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