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Chris Pehrson is director of strategic development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The 24-year Air Force veteran is responsible for the company“™s acquisition strategies and for promoting the company’s unmanned aircraft, sensors and reconnaissance radar systems. Pehrson recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz, outlining how a successful acquisition process works and potential applications on the […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business completed a test showing the effectiveness of laser communication in relaying network data at low probability of intercept and low probability of detection. The demonstration, which involved ground, mobile and airborne lasercomm terminals, was conducted at the Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic in Charleston, South Carolina, and is intended for […] More
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. worked with Lockheed Martin and Tactical Air Support in a joint effort to conduct a flight demonstration of multi-platform infrared sensing. The test flight was carried out using GA-ASI’s MQ-20 Avenger unmanned aircraft system, a Sabreliner jet, and two F-5 Advanced Tigers equipped with Lockheed’s next-generation Tactical Infrared Search and […] More
General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the development of an aircraft capable of sustained seaborne strategic and tactical lift. The Defense Department said Friday the $8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract award is in support of DARPA’s Liberty Lifter program. The program’s focus is on designing, building and […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will provide the U.S. Navy with equipment spares for MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a $46.9 million contract modification. Under basic ordering agreement award, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will supply spares needed by the Marine Air Ground Task Force to ensure the operability of MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper air […] 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‘ 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‘ 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
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