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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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General Atomics Completes Aircraft Integration, Ships Certifiable Predator B for Developmental Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 9, 2016 — A General Atomics subsidiary has completed aircraft integration for its Certifiable Predator B remotely piloted aircraft and has shipped the unit to its Gray Butte flight operations facility to begin developmental tests, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is scheduled to conduct ground and taxi …

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General Atomics to Help MDA Develop, Test MQ-9 RPA Laser Tracker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2016 — The Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems a $9.6 million contract to design, build and test an MQ-9 Reaper precision tracking system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the company aims to demonstrate a flight representative laser with beam train optics in an …

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Air Force Awards General Atomics $371M Reaper UAV Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has received a potential $370.9 million contract to build 30 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force is obligating the full contract amount at the time of award from its aircraft procurement funds in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, …

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General Atomics Taps CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation to Support RPA Training Academy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — General Atomics has partnered separately with CAE (NYSE: CAE) and the University of North Dakota to support the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. training academy for remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CAE will provide classroom, simulator and live-flight instruction support on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: Reaper’s Auto Takeoff & Landing Update Ready for Deployment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to the MQ-9 Reaper is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Flightglobal reported Wednesday that Pehrson has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update …

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General Atomics Awarded $117M for 38 Air Force Reaper UAVs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $117, 286, 467 contract to help the U.S. Air Force field 38 variants of the company’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The Air Force is obligating $41, 507, 146 at the time of award from research and development funds in fiscal years 2013 …

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General Atomics Wins $337M for Predator and Reaper Drone Logistics Services

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has won a $337, 143, 633 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and time and material contract to provide logistics services for the MQ-1 and MQ-9 predator/reaper remotely piloted vehicle program. Work will be performed in Poway, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2013. (Click …

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General Atomics Wins $297M for Contractor Logistics to Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has won a $297 million foreign military sales contract for contractor logistics support to Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. The contract includes program management, urgent repairs and services, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance. Work for the cost-plus-fixed-price, firm-fixed-price, time and materials contract is Poway, …

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