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General Atomics Receives $400M Air Force Reaper RPA Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a $400 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture 36 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the firm-fixed-price contract is for the fiscal 2016 production configuration of MQ-9 RPAs. Work will occur at a company facility Poway, California, through Aug. 31, 2020. …

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General Atomics Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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General Atomics, Partner Open Reaper Landing Gear Production Facility in Netherlands

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — A division of General Atomics has partnered with GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business to open a facility in the Netherlands that would house production of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper landing gear systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Fokker said Tuesday it will work with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. to …

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General Atomics to Deliver UAS Ground Control Stations to Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 29, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics will supply the U.S. Air Force ground control stations for its Predator unmanned aircraft system under a $39.5 million contract modification, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will produce Block 30 ground control stations and …

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General Atomics Forms Research Partnership in Japan for Guardian RPA Airspace Integration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 27, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics is working to secure approval from Japan’s government to integrate the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s “Guardian” variant with the country’s non-segregated civil airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has entered into a research partnership with a consortium …

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General Atomics to Provide Phase 1 Logistics Support for France’s Reaper Fleet

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 9, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a one-year, $24 million delivery order to provide Phase 1 logistics support for France’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. GA-ASI will perform work in Poway, California, through Dec. 31, 2017, …

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General Atomics to Expand Spain’s Reaper Fleet Under $57M Air Force Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics‘ business unit a two-year, $56.7 million order to add new units to Spain’s fleet of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will provide MQ-9 aircraft and associated equipment through …

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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver program, configuration and inventory control point management, as well as depot field, technical manual and software maintenance under the …

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General Atomics Flight-Tests Gray Eagle UAS Extended Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 12, 2016 — A General Atomics subsidiary has commenced flight testing for a new MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system at the company’s flight operations hub in California,  ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is scheduled to complete MC-1C ER tests by  June 2017 and subsequently begin a series of test …

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General Atomics Lands $128M Contract to Develop Unmanned Aircraft for UK Air Force

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has been awarded a $127.6 million contract from the U.K.’s defense ministry to build a new unmanned aircraft platform for the country’s air force. The ministry said Sunday the company will modify its current drone technology to develop the Protector remotely piloted air system under the contract. U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon …

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