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General Atomics’ MQ-9B Drone to Feature Detect & Avoid System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 26, 2019 — A General Atomics business unit will equip a future multimission remotely piloted aircraft with a detect-and-avoid system as part of efforts to secure airworthiness certifications, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide the MQ-9B intelligence, surveillance …

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CAE to Supply Training System for General Atomics-Built UK Protector RPA; Gene Colabatistto Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 1, 2019 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) will work with General Atomics on a project to provide the U.K. air force a platform designed to train Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft operators, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 24. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. awarded a contract to CAE to build a …

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General Atomics to Update FY 2017 Air Force Reaper RPAs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 22, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will update the fiscal 2017 configuration of the U.S. Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft under a $37M contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Department of Defense said Thursday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will install force and vortex capabilities onto …

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General Atomics Gets $291M Contract for Air Force MQ-9 UAS Support Services

A General Atomics business unit has received a one-year, $291.3M contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch operate and maintain MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will support UAS program and configuration management, logistics, flight operations and depot repair and field maintenance efforts, the …

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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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NASA Picks GA-ASI, Bell & PAE ISR to Demo Commercial UAS in National Airspace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 31, 2018 — General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, PAE‘s joint venture with American Operations Corp. and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary will work on a two-year NASA project focused on commercial unmanned aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. NASA said Wednesday it selected Bell, General Atomics Aeronautical …

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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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