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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 Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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General Atomics Expands Industry Team to Address Australian RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has added five more industry partners to support work on an Australian government project that aims to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the new members of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-led Team Reaper …

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GA-ASI’s Chris Pehrson Named to Advisory Council of New CNAS Defense Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2017 — Chris Pehrson, vice president of strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, has been named to the advisory council for the Center for a New American Security’s Evolving the Future Force project, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. CNAS said Monday the new initiative is part of its Defense …

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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, 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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