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General Atomics completed a baseline design of a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor and engine and tested the components of the reactor as part of the initial phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations program. The company said Monday it assessed the high-temperature fuel elements of the NTP reactor […] More
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has completed the first on-sky test of its Castor telescope equipped with an adaptive optics system developed by General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business. The company said Tuesday the AO technology was able to detect dim, high-contrast and closely spaced objects, guiding the telescope toward what is now known as […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will deliver MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles to Poland under a $70.6 million lease agreement with that country’s defense ministry. The MQ-9A system is designed to fly up to 50,000 feet, operate for more than 27 hours and carry up to 3,850 pounds of payload, the company said Monday. Linden Blue, CEO […] More
General Atomics has designed a compact fusion pilot plant as the company aims to become a leader in producing clean, sustainable energy. The company said Thursday it will collaborate with fusion energy stakeholders to execute its vision for the facility, which will use its proprietary Fusion Synthesis Engine for maximum operational efficiency. The plant will […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business and the U.S. Army have completed a trial run of a ground modernization software suite installed on a prototype of the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the software’s developer, conducted the flight test with the Army Unmanned Aircraft System Project Office at Fort Stewart […] More
General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has completed the first flight tests of a new computer system designed to enhance the performance of the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft in contested environments. The Flight Control Module system trials were held by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. on Sept. 13 and 14 at a testing facility in […] More
The U.K. defense ministry has accepted General Atomics‘ handover of the first Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft that was developed by its aeronautical systems business. The official event took place after General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and the British agency completed acceptance test procedures for the drone in El Mirage, California, both parties announced in […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has launched a center that will apply 3D printing processes to design and fabricate unmanned aircraft system components. The newly established center of excellence will incorporate additive manufacturing applications, tooling and flight hardware into UAS production efforts, the company said Wednesday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. estimates saving more than $2 million on […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has accomplished a completely autonomous flight of the Avenger MQ-20A, an experimental unmanned aircraft system designed for military use. The Sept. 12 test flight employed an artificially intelligent pilot that navigated the vehicle for nearly 30 minutes and aimed to validate a company-built reinforcement learning architecture in an operationally relevant […] More
General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has secured a Naval Air Systems Command contract to continue developing and evaluating electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear configurations for potential integration into the French navy’s next generation aircraft carrier. The tailored EMALS and AAG variations are being considered for use on the Porte-Avions Nouvelle Generation ship […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has chosen Ramco Systems to provide a software platform for maintenance, repair and overhaul activities in line with the former’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian aircraft sustainment program. Ramco will use its enterprise resource planning software to meet the systems’ MRO requirements, including line, component, engine, hangar and aftermarket services, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said […] More
General Atomics has won computational time on a pair of supercomputer machines through a Department of Energy-sponsored allocation program that will help the company perform fusion energy simulations. The company said Wednesday its team of scientists will have access to two high-performance computing systems located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California and the […] More
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