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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Connectivity for General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 16, 2018 — An Inmarsat Government L-band satellite communications system has helped General Atomics’ aeronautical systems division control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The SwiftBroadband system, which uses the I-4 satellite network to provide worldwide connectivity, was used in …

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General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Engine Tech for Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 4, 2018 — An industry team led by General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has used a Pratt & Whitney-built engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that the former is offering to the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics said Thursday both companies tested …

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General Atomics Picks Industry Partners in Bid for Canada’s RPA Project

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2018 — General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has created an industry team aimed at addressing Canada’s requirements for multimission remotely piloted aircraft systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday it partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business …

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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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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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U.K.’s $500M MQ-9 UAV Support Extension Request Gets State Dept Approval

The State Department has approved a potential $500 million foreign military sale of defense articles and support services for the U.K’s fleet of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business and MAG Aerospace will serve as prime contractors for the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. The …

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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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General Atomics to Build Reaper Aviation Simulation Tech for Air-to-Air Missiles

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 14, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit is anticipated to receive a contract from the U.S. Air Force for an air-to-air missile aviation simulation technology in support of the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Air Force said in a FedBizOpps notice it aims for General Atomics Aeronautical …

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