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General Atomics Secures Support Contract for Air Force Depot Maintenance Capability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 23, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit will provide hardware, software and documentation support for a U.S. Air Force organic depot maintenance platform under a potential $18.8 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will help activate the platform for a …

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General Atomics Performs FAA-Approved Flight of Predator B Variant in National Airspace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 22, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has performed a flight of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft across non-restricted airspace following approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it flew the Predator B variant from Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona to General Atomics …

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Navy Eyes Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed, Northrop for Carrier-Based Drone Tanker Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 21, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Atomics, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) are expected to submit proposals to the U.S. Navy for the development of an unmanned aerial refueling tanker that operates with an aircraft carrier, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. USNI News reported …

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India Gets OK for Purchase of 22 General Atomics-Built MQ-9B Guardian Drone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — General Atomics will supply 22 MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems under a U.S. foreign military sales deal with India amid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Defense News reported Friday the U.S. government was set to approve the deal ahead of Modi’s arrival, …

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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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