Tag Archives: MQ-9 Reaper

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

UK Seeks Local Training Center for Reaper Pilots; CAE’s Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 6, 2016 — The U.K. government looks to stand up a local training center for remotely piloted aircraft such as the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper as the U.S. training facility at Holloman Air Force Base limits slots for foreign allies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Flightglobal reported Thursday the U.S. Air Force has sought to prioritize …

Read More »

General Atomics Taps CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation to Support RPA Training Academy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 27, 2016 — General Atomics has partnered separately with CAE (NYSE: CAE) and the University of North Dakota to support the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. training academy for remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CAE will provide classroom, simulator and live-flight instruction support on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper …

Read More »

General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: Reaper’s Auto Takeoff & Landing Update Ready for Deployment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, has said the automatic takeoff and landing update to the MQ-9 Reaper is ready for deployment, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Flightglobal reported Wednesday that Pehrson has indicated that the U.S. Air Force has included the update …

Read More »