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General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics has completed the first large-scale demonstration of the Guardian remotely piloted aircraft in an effort to demonstrate the platform’s civil and scientific applications. The tests took place in Iki Island, Japan, and showcased the potential of Guardian to support humanitarian, disaster response, environmental monitoring and maritime patrol operations, the company …

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General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system that flew Tuesday was equipped with a detect-and-avoid avionics system from General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. General Atomics said Tuesday Ikhana, a modified version of the Predator B/MQ-9 UAS platform, used the DAA system that features a collision avoidance technology built to help pilots “see and avoid” other airspace users. NASA’s Ikhana …

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General Atomics Completes FAA-Approved SkyGuardian Drone Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft in non-restricted airspace after the company received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The company said Friday the MQ-9B RPA flew a 275-mile trip that lasted approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds …

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General Atomics ‘Type-Certifiable’ Predator B Completes Maiden Test Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has completed the first test flight of the type-certifiable variant of the company’s Predator B remotely piloted aircraft during a demonstration held in California. The maiden flight of the type-certifiable Predator B drone occurred Nov. 17 at General Atomics’ Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, the company …

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General Atomics’ Extended-Range Avenger RPA Completes 1st Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business completed the maiden flight of an Avenger Extended Range remotely piloted aircraft Oct. 27 at the company’s Gray Butte flight operations facility in Palmdale, California. The Avenger ER aircraft is a variant of General Atomics’ jet-powered Predator C Avenger  and designed to have a 76-foot wingspan …

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General Atomics Inks Deal With NLR to Fly UAS in Non-Segregated European Airspace; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics has signed an agreement with the NLR-Netherlands Aerospace Centre to facilitate the operation of remotely piloted aircraft in non-segregated airspace in Europe. Linden Blue, CEO of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems business, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will leverage NLR’s air traffic control simulation and modeling capabilities …

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Raytheon to Integrate Radar Detection Tool With General Atomics Predator B; Linden Blue Comments

Raytheon will integrate its radar detection platform with the General Atomics-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Advanced Radar Detection System designed by Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is designed to perform land- and maritime-based electronic intelligence operations as well as detect radiofrequency emitters, General Atomics said Thursday. “Adding an ELINT role to Predator B by integrating …

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Linden Blue: General Atomics Subsidiary Forms UAV Training Partnerships With CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation

A General Atomics subsidiary has signed partnership agreements with CAE and the University of North Dakota’s aerospace foundation in an effort to augment training services for operators of Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The UND Aerospace Foundation will provide a flight simulator system to help train students at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s RPA Training Academy in North Dakota …

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Linden Blue: General Atomics Tests Fuselage Structure of Predator B Variant

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has finished rigorous tests on the fuselage structure of  a new variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be able to meet the strict requirements for type-certification and routine operations in national airspace,” …

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General Atomics Conducts 1st Predator B ER Long-Wing Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems group conducted the first flight of the extended-range variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft at Gray Butte Flight Test Facility on Feb. 18 to demonstrate launch ability, airworthiness and landing capability. The Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper extended-range long-wing upgrades include 13 feet of additional wingspan designed to boost aircraft endurance by 13 hours, …

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