Tag Archives: MQ-9 Reaper

General Atomics, Partner Open Reaper Landing Gear Production Facility in Netherlands

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2017 — A division of General Atomics has partnered with GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business to open a facility in the Netherlands that would house production of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper landing gear systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Fokker said Tuesday it will work with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. to …

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General Atomics Tests Reaper Integration With Raytheon-Made Radar Warning Receiver

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2017 — General Atomics has installed and tested the Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) ALR-59A radar warning receiver on a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in order to validate performance against ground and air threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The radar warning receiver was carried within a standard payload pod and worked …

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General Atomics Forms Research Partnership in Japan for Guardian RPA Airspace Integration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 27, 2017 — A business unit of General Atomics is working to secure approval from Japan’s government to integrate the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s “Guardian” variant with the country’s non-segregated civil airspace, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has entered into a research partnership with a consortium …

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General Atomics Unveils Industry Team for Australia’s RPA Requirement

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 28, 2017 — The aeronautical systems business of General Atomics will work with industry partners Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), CAE (NYSE: CAE), Cobham and Flight Data Systems to support the Australian military’s Project Air 7003, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. General Atomics said Tuesday the team aims to offer the MQ-9 Reaper remotely …

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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will deliver program, configuration and inventory control point management, as well as depot field, technical manual and software maintenance under the …

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CAE Gets $91M in Contracts With USAF, Navy, Austrian Armed Forces; Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has received approximately $91.2 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Austria’s armed forces to provide aircrew training services and simulation system updates, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday it will provide training on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 …

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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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General Atomics Tests Missile Tracking Function on Predator B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 17, 2016 — General Atomics has conducted a ballistic missile tracking test using a Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft equipped with Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) Multi-spectral Targeting Systems-B electro-optical infrared turret system, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The test was held during the U.S. Navy‘s biennial Pacific Dragon maritime exercise in Hawaii with the Japanese …

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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 to Equip Reaper Drone With Raytheon-Built Radar Detection System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Atomics have partnered to integrate the former’s Advanced Radar Detection System with the latter’s Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics said Thursday the integration of the radar detection technology to the Reaper works to support electronic intelligence …

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