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General Atomics Secures $310M Army Gray Eagle UAS Logistics Contract

General Atomics has been awarded a one-year, $310 million contract to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-1C Gray Eagle sustainment program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $74 million in fiscal year 2017 funds at the time of award, the Defense Department …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: UAVs Should Have Function to Support Mission Reassignment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 22, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said unmanned aerial vehicles should have added functionalities to support mission reassignment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Pehrson was one of the participants in a discussion of the potential role of UAVs …

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General Atomics to Conduct Final Operational Tests & Evaluations on Army Gray Eagle UAS 

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. Army has awarded General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary a $17.3 million contract modification to perform final operational test and evaluation services on the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company will conduct work for the program in Poway, California, through August 2017, …

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GA-ASI’s Chris Pehrson: Data Integration, Rapid Acquisition to Drive Dev’t of C4ISR Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 2, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development at General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said that the C4ISR sector faces a challenge in processing the large volume of sensor data collected by remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Pehrson told Bloomberg Government in an …

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Report: India Plans $2B Purchase of 100 General Atomics Armed, Surveillance Drones

India plans to buy 100 General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles worth $2 billion to support internal security and counterterrorism efforts and to help counter Chinese incursions into the country’s territory, PTI reported Tuesday. The news agency said industry sources have indicated India’s interest in both the armed Avenger drones and the …

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General Atomics Lands $338M Air Force UAS Logistics, Maintenance Contract

General Atomics has received a one-year, $338.2 million contract to perform maintenance, logistics and flight operations support for the MQ1 Predator and MQ9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles of the U.S. Air Force. The sole-source contract will run through Dec. 31, 2016, and the Air Force has obligated $27.8 million at the …

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State Dept Approves $130M General Atomics Reaper Weapons Sale to Italy

The State Department has cleared a potential sale to Italy of $129.6 million in weapon systems for integration onto the country’s fleet of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. Italy has requested 164 Hellfire II air-to-surface and captive air training missiles, 30 laser-guided bombs and 142 non-major defense equipment through …

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General Atomics to Produce Updated Gray Eagle Drone for US Army

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a contract to produce Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. Army. The company said Wednesday the award covers full-rate production of 19 UAS that are scheduled for delivery in September 2018. The IGE is an updated version of the service branch’s Gray …

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Christopher Ames: General Atomics Reaper Tweak Anticipates Growth in Maritime Surveillance Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 6, 2015 — General Atomics said it now offers a lower-cost variant of its MQ-9 Reaper drone for terrestrial and maritime use capable of being re-tasked in midair depending on mission requirements, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. DoD Buzz said Tuesday Christopher Ames, director of international strategic development for …

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General Atomics to Produce 8 More AF MQ-9 Reaper Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S. Air Force ordering eight more MQ-9 Reaper drones from General Atomics for $72 million. The Defense Department said Wednesday work on the contract modification will occur in Poway, California, through to Dec. 31, 2017. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in …

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