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The Office of Naval Research has tasked General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business to determine how to integrate propulsion and power storage systems into large-displacement unmanned underwater vehicles. Under the concept design contract, the company will work on a motor and an energy system that could meet the performance requirements of future LDUUVs, GA said Friday. […] More
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions and General Atomics have received contract option awards from the U.S. Air Force to continue developing their unmanned aerial vehicle candidates for the Skyborg Vanguard program. The contract options fund the integration of the Autonomous Core System into the Kratos XQ-58A and General Atomics MQ-20 aircraft and performance of more […] 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
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has received additional orders from the U.K. defense ministry for 13 Protector RG Mk1-configured MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aircraft systems. The U.K. ministry exercised a clause on its existing production contract to add to the initial three Protector remotely piloted air systems ordered in September 2020, General Atomics said Thursday. Each […] More
General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business maintains on-schedule delivery of electromagnetic aircraft launch systems and advanced arresting gear for the U.S. Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class carriers. The company said Monday its recently delivered EMALS and AAG units will be installed on the future USS John F. Kennedy and USS Enterprise, also known as CVN 79 and […] More
General Atomics has rolled out the first MQ-9A Block 5 unmanned aircraft and ground control station the company’s aeronautical systems unit produced for the Netherlands’ air force to fulfill a foreign military sales requirement. The acceptance testing phase for the Dutch remotely piloted aircraft is scheduled to commence in early 2022 at the Gray Butte Flight […] More
The Laser Interconnect and Networking Communications System developed by the electromagnetic systems unit of General Atomics has completed its launching onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems said Wednesday the liftoff of the LINCS satellites to orbit is aimed at conducting experiments and tests of optical communications capabilities in space. The effort […] More
The U.S. Air Force has performed the second flight test of the Skyborg autonomy core system, which was integrated into the MQ-20 Avenger tactical unmanned vehicle of the General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. The June 24 flight test was intended to showcase an open, modular system capable of flying, navigating and communicating autonomously and was […] More
Researchers at the General Atomics-operated DIII-D magnetic fusion research facility conducted “Super-H Mode” high-performance regime experiments to evaluate approaches to regulating heat and particle flow at the fusion reaction edge, and results show a pathway for excess heat removal from future power plants. General Atomics, a national user facility for the Department of Energy’s Office […] More
General Atomics has conducted ground and flight tests of a brushless generator system built for the extended-range variant of its Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. The company said Wednesday its aeronautical and electromagnetic systems business units jointly developed the new motor to generate up to 14 kilowatts of power for the GE-ER platform, a 50 […] More
General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has kicked off the final preparations for the launch of its Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System satellites aboard the Falcon 9 rocket for a series of optical intersatellite link experiments. GA-EMS, in collaboration with the Space Development Agency, will conduct demonstrations using the LINCS system intended to test optical […] More
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