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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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General Atomics Holds Demonstration of Guardian RPA in Japan

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 16, 2018 — General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has begun the three-week public demonstration of its Guardian remotely piloted aircraft in Nagasaki, Japan, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the demonstration of the Guardian RPA, which is designed to gather data to help develop guidelines for …

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DoD Clears Sale of General Atomics Predator B Drone Variant to India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — General Atomics has received clearance from the Defense Department to sell its armed Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles to India following a previous approval for the country’s purchase of the Guardian drone for maritime surveillance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The decision to push the sale forward was …

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General Atomics to Conduct Nuclear Reactor Fuel R&D Under DOE Grants

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2018 — General Atomics has received funds via grants under the Energy Department‘s U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development program to advance research and development on new fuel types for nuclear reactors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday DOE will support two projects worth an estimated …

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General Atomics Unit Concludes Pre-Flight Tests on Orbital Test Bed Satellite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has completed tests on the Orbital Test Bed satellite platform ahead of its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to perform on-orbit demonstrations of various hosted technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems conducted full-system pre-flight tests …

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General Atomics Pushes MQ-25 Bid With Aircraft Carrier Deck Taxi, Launch & Recovery Demo

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — A business unit of General Atomics has conducted a demonstration of flight deck taxi and launch-and-recovery operations aboard an aircraft carrier using the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle in support of the company’s bid on the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, ExecutiveBiz …

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General Atomics Extended-Range Avenger RPA Completes Nearly 24-Hour Endurance Flight

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 9, 2018 — General Atomics has completed a nearly 24-hour endurance flight with the extended-range version of its Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft in efforts to test its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. team flew the Avenger …

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General Atomics Unit Gets $296M USAF MQ-9 RPA Production Contract

A General Atomics business unit will provide fiscal 2017 configuration of the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft to the U.S. Air Force under a potential three-year, $295.7 million contract. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is scheduled to complete work under the sole-source contract by July 29, 2021, the Defense Department said …

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