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DARPA Taps General Atomics to Provide R&D Support for Cislunar Rocket Demo Program

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded General Atomics a $22.1 million contract to support the agency’s efforts to conduct a rocket test launch in cislunar orbit. General Atomics will perform Track A contract services as part of DARPA’s Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations program, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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CP Technologies, General Atomics Form Partnership for USAF Portable Workstation Development

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General Atomics' aeronautical systems business and CP Technologies have partnered to build a mobile military-grade workstation that will replace the U.S. Air Force's Ruggedized Aircraft Maintenance Test Station. The Portable Aircraft Control Station will be designed and manufactured by the two companies to support direct connect aircraft pre- and post-flight operations and engine functions through the use of multi-touch displays and Intel Xeon processors, CP Technologies said Tuesday.

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General Atomics-Led Facility Unveils Compact Tokamak Concept for Nuclear Fusion Energy

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The General Atomics-managed DIII-D National Fusion Facility has developed a compact nuclear reactor design as part of efforts to support commercial nuclear fusion initiatives. The DIII-D facility's Compact Advanced Tokamak concept builds on the high-performance computing activities of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and well as the DIII-D team's plasma physics research work, General Atomics said Monday.

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General Atomics’ Gray Eagle UAS Exceeds 1M Flight-Hour Milestone; David Alexander Quoted

Gray Eagle UAS

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has recorded more than 1 million flight hours for its Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system since the aircraft's first deployment with the U.S. Army in March 2004. The Gray Eagle platform hit the milestone during March 16 flight operations conducted by the military service, the company said Wednesday.

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General Atomics, Parsons to Manage Radioactive Separation Activities at DOE's Savannah River Site

Salt Waste Processing Facility

General Atomics has partnered with Parsons to help the latter support radioactive operations at the Department of Energy's Salt Waste Processing Facility within the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. General Atomics' electromagnetic systems business will perform operational support and cognizant system engineering services at SWPF, which is valued at $2.3 billion and commenced full operations in January, the company said Wednesday.

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General Atomics, Army Use New C2 Software for Gray Eagle Drone Test; J.R. Reid Quoted

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General Atomics' aeronautical systems business used a new command and control software to help the U.S. Army test an extended-range unmanned aircraft system. The Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS flew on Jan. 28 for acceptance testing under the control of General Atomics' Scalable C2 software that was operated via an Army laptop, the company said Wednesday.

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FAA Certifies General Atomics-Made Extended Range Drone for Testing in US Airspace

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General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has received the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test a second Avenger Extended Range unmanned aircraft system in U.S. national airspace. The company said Wednesday it will use the FAA-granted experimental certificate to expand Avenger ER's testing activities for internal research and development, as well as contracted efforts.

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General Atomics Taps Firefly Aerospace to Launch NASA Payload for Aerosols Study Mission

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General Atomics' electromagnetic systems business has selected Firefly Aerospace to perform launch services for a GA-EMS satellite carrying an instrument that NASA will use to study how aerosols in the atmosphere affect human health. Firefly will use its Alpha rocket to launch the Orbital Test Bed satellite, equipped with the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols instrument, in 2022 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, General Atomics said Thursday.

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