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General Atomics Receives $263M Air Force UAV Production Contract

A General Atomics business unit has secured a potential three-year, $263.4M contract to produce MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will build the UAVs in accordance with fiscal 2018 production configuration requirements, the Defense Department said Monday. The Air Force will obligate the full …

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General Atomics to Supply Li-ion Battery for Testing on SOCOM Undersea Vehicles

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 24, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit will deliver a prototype lithium-ion battery system for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s manned underwater vehicles under a new contract focused on integration and testing, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will provide a Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant …

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General Atomics Gets $193M Army UAS Logistics Support Modification

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has received a $192.7M contract modification to provide logistics services for the U.S. Army‘s Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system. Army Contracting Command will obligate $41.8M at the time of award from the service branch’s fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Work …

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General Atomics Lined Up for Reaper Block 5 Production Contract From Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 5, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is set to receive a sole-source contract from the U.S. Air Force for the production of MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aircraft systems for fiscal year 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Air Force Materiel Command said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday that …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight of 2nd SkyGuardian RPA to Test Capabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 4, 2018 — General Atomics has flown a second MQ-9B SkyGuardian variant of the Predator B remotely piloted aircraft as part of preparations to deliver to its first customer in the 2020s, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its aeronautical systems business held the initial flight of the second …

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General Atomics to Provide Army UAS Technical Services Under $442M Contract

General Atomics has received a potential five-year, $441.6M contract to provide technical services to Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems the company has produced for the U.S. Army. The service branch will determine funds and performance locations with each order under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that runs through Sept. 30, 2023, the Defense Department …

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General Atomics to Retrofit Air Force UAV Ground Control Station Under $92M Contract

General Atomics has received a $92.2M contract from the U.S. Air Force to update the service branch’s ground control station for MQ-9 Block 30 unmanned aerial vehicles. The company’s aeronautical systems unit will convert the MD-1A Block 15 GCS to the Block 30 configuration in line with a fiscal 2018 retrofit effort, the …

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Army Vet Sean MacFarland Takes VP Role at General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Business

Sean MacFarland, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has joined General Atomics as vice president of weapons program strategic development within the company’s electromagnetic systems group. He will initially work at a company office in Washington, D.C., and will transfer to the group’s San Diego headquarters to lead transition of key technology platforms …

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General Atomics to Provide Commercial Satellite Hosting Services for NASA Imager

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 4, 2018 — General Atomics will host a NASA space-based instrument on a commercial low-Earth-orbit satellite in support of a mission to study aerosols in the atmosphere to measure the radiance and polarization of sunlight, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The space agency said Friday the company will provide ground system design, …

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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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