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General Atomics Eyes Increased Cubesat Production for Defense Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 16, 2017 — General Atomics aims to build on its 2016 acquisition of technical services business Miltec with the increased production of cubesats and other small satellites for defense customers over the next years, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Thursday the company is growing its investments in the …

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Navy Seeks Proposals From 4 Companies for Future Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 13, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Atomics, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) are potential bidders on the U.S. Navy‘s procurement program for a carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. USNI News reported Tuesday the Navy sent a request for proposals …

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General Atomics Focuses MQ-1C Gray Eagle Production on Extended-Range Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 12, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has updated its production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system to focus on the extended-range variant in support of the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has completed work on the …

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General Atomics Unit Gets EMALS, AAG Spare Parts Delivery Order From Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 11, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will provide spare parts to help sustain the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear system under a delivery order from the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will supply an …

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General Atomics Adds Electromechanical Tech With Syntronics Acquisition

General Atomics has purchased Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Syntronics for an undisclosed sum in a move to gain access to the latter company’s knowledge and experience in the development of electromechanical technology platforms. General Atomics said Monday it made the acquisition to expand the company’s footprint in Virginia and will run Syntronics as part …

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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 to Demo MDA Configured Reaper UAVs

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will demonstrate configured MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles for the Missile Defense Agency during test activities under a $30.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Department said Tuesday General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will perform contract work as part of two …

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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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Boeing Joins $499M Air Force Vehicle R&D Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a position under the U.S. Air Force‘s potential eight-year, $499 million contract to research and develop aerospace vehicle technologies. The Defense Department said Wednesday Boeing will support the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research program from a company facility in Hazelwood, Missouri, through Aug. 31, 2025. The …

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USAF Adds Textron Subsidiary, General Atomics to $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

A Textron Systems (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary and a General Atomics business unit have won spots on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop aerospace vehicle platforms for warfighters. AAI Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will perform work at their respective facilities in Maryland …

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