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General Atomics Picks Rockwell Collins Avionics for SkyGuardian Ground Control Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 23, 2017 — General Atomics has partnered with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) for the latter to supply avionics systems for the ground control station of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Rockwell Collins said Wednesday its Pro Line Fusion technology will serve to reduce the workload …

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General Atomics Completes Critical Design Review of Block 50 RPA Ground Control Station

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2017 — General Atomics has concluded the critical design review of the U.S. Air Force‘s Block 50 Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station for remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its aeronautics systems business worked with Air Force pilots and sensor operators to design the Block …

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Air Force Unveils Comms Device for Crew of General Atomics-Built Reaper UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2017 — The U.S. Air Force has developed an updated communications device to connect ground forces and aircrew of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle during counterterrorism operations, ExecutiveGov reported Monday. The service branch said Thursday the “Frankenphone” features self-contained electronics and other updates for …

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The Potomac Officers Club Finalizes Speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 5, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has finalized the panel of speakers for the Unmanned Systems Forum. As the use of military UAVs and commercial drones become more ubiquitous, innovative new uses of the technology have emerged. The military …

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General Atomics Completes Longest Non-Stop Flight of Predator B SkyGuardian Variant

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2017 — The General Atomics aeronautical systems business has completed its longest endurance flight so far for the “certifiable” variant of the Predator B remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Thursday the MQ-9B SkyGuardian variant flew non-stop for 48.2 hours from May 16 to 18 at altitudes of …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Panelist Jean-Charles Ledé to the Unmanned Systems Forum

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 31, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jean-Charles Ledé to the list of panelists for the Unmanned Systems Forum. As the use of military UAVs and commercial drones become more ubiquitous, innovative new uses of the technology have emerged. The …

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General Atomics Gets $195M Contract Option to Build, Test Navy Carrier Arresting Gear

General Atomics has received a $195.2 million contract option to manufacture, assemble, test, inspect and checkout advanced arresting gear for the U.S. Navy‘s third Ford-class aircraft carrier. The Defense Department said Thursday that General Atomics will support checkout spares, drawing, installation, repairs and technical data changes of the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80) …

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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 Gets $222M Army Funds for Gray Eagle UAS, Spares & Support Equipment

A business unit of General Atomics has received a $221.6 million contract modification to supply with U.S. Army with extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, associated hardware and support. The Defense Department said Wednesday that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver 20 extended-range UAS units; 20 satellite communications air data terminals; six universal ground …

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