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General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business demonstrated autonomous searching and tracking operations with the company’s MQ-20 Avenger unmanned aircraft system. An Avenger unit owned by General Atomics worked with five hardware-in-the-loop synthetic Avengers and a network of sensors to tail a simulated threat, the company said Friday. The Avenger UAS flew for two hours on Jan. […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has partnered with Walpole, Massachusetts-headquartered Acumentrics to secure a power source for its ground-based remote unmanned aircraft piloting system. Acumentrics said Tuesday its Fault Tolerant Rugged Blade power system will support the GA-ASI Certifiable Ground Control Station and enable it to control MQ-9B model aircraft even during grid and generator […] More
  General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flight-tested a new datalink capability that the U.S. Army is looking to equip on a future, modernized version of the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system. The company said Thursday it demonstrated GE-ER’s ability to maintain link and accommodate high-bandwidth data rates with satellites in geostationary and […] More
Unmanned aircraft systems made by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business demonstrated collaborative sensing with a Lockheed Martin-built sensor within a two-hour flight. General Atomics said Monday it deployed two Avenger UAS that used Lockheed’s Legion Pod to passively gather data on long-range air threats then transmitted the input to a ground-based command center. The Legion […] More
General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has introduced an unmanned aircraft system that offers short-takeoff and landing capabilities and can carry up to 16 Hellfire missiles in support of armed reconnaissance, attack and armed overwatch missions. Mojave has a 450-HP turboprop engine and enlarged wings with high-lift devices and is based on flight control and avionics […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has completed a series of system-level tests for the Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft, which serves as a variant of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA for the British air force. The defense company said Tuesday the future medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA underwent full-scale static strength, environmental and high-intensity radiated field testing, […] More
General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has concluded testing needed to qualify a Ku-band satellite communications antenna for use with unmanned aircraft systems made by General Atomics. The Ku-band Model 17-27A antenna is designed to provide Satcom-on-the-move for the SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian UAS, General Dynamics said Wednesday. The company produced and tested the antennas in Scottsdale, […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has secured a potential $49 million contract to design and build an unmanned aerial system that would serve as an off-board sensing station as part of an Air Force Research Laboratory initiative. The company said Tuesday it will work on an OBSS concept for the next 12 months under an […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business is applying a modular open-systems approach to an unmanned aircraft system for multi-domain operations in support of the U.S. Army. The company said Thursday its Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS will undergo a system-wide MOSA implementation that will also cover command and control software. The MOSA implementation on GE-ER Increment […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business used autonomous command and control technology to demonstrate aerial manned-unmanned teaming between a King Air 200 aircraft and its MQ-20 Avenger drone. The company said Friday it used a ruggedized tactical control tablet with Autonodyne’s RCU-1000 Advanced Human Machine Interface to inform Avenger’s behavior and provide situational awareness. A General […] More
The aeronautical systems segment of General Atomics was added to nine out of ten pools available on a General Services Administration multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle and will compete for task orders meant to support the military and the Department of Defense. The ASTRO contract provides for the delivery of operation, maintenance, research and development […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew an Avenger unmanned aircraft to demonstrate autonomous target tracking with help from a Lockheed Martin-made infrared sensor. During the industry-funded demonstration, Avenger used the infrared search and track capability of Lockheed’s Legion Pod to detect multiple aircraft that were flying at fast speeds, General Atomics said Wednesday. Avenger’s autonomy […] More
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