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The Space Development Agency and General Atomics are considering options to move forward after they failed to establish contact with the Laser Interconnect and Networking Communications System satellites that launched in June 2021, SpaceNews reported Sunday. Two LINCS satellites launched as part of SpaceX’s Transporter-2 rideshare mission on June 30 to demonstrate space-based optical communications. […] 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
A General Atomics technology designed to terminate errant hypersonic missiles was part of a joint U.S. -Army-Navy flight test event that took place in Wallops Island, Virginia. The company said Tuesday autonomous flight termination units, produced by General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business, work to instruct a hypersonic vehicle to self-destruct if it deviates from a […] 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 will perform program management and engineering services for the aircraft launch systems of CVN 81 or USS Doris Miller, a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, under a $69.8 million contract with the U.S. Navy. The company will produce, assemble, test, integrate and evaluate engineering changes to the software, hardware, logistics and technical […] 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 Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has increased the scope of its proposed electro-optical infrared weather system satellite for a U.S. Space Force program from a one-year demonstrator to a multi-year operating prototype. The company said Monday its updated EWS design will now have a lifespan of up to five years and a residual capability to […] More
General Atomics has developed and conducted a flight test of a drone prototype that can carry and launch up to 16 Hellfire missiles, Breaking Defense reported Sunday. The publication cited sources that say the unmanned aerial system performed its maiden flight at General Atomics’ Desert Horizon test grounds in the Mohave Desert in the summer […] 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
The U.S. Air Force tested the performance of its Skyborg autonomy core system to link communications between two General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles during an experimentation activity at Edwards AF Base in California. USAF said Friday the government-owned autonomous technology helped a pair of MQ-20 Avenger UAVs to receive navigational commands and perform coordinated flights […] More
The U.S. Army has selected a team of General Atomics‘ electromagnetics systems business and Boeing to develop and demonstrate a 300 kilowatt-class laser prototype with beam control technology. General Atomics said Monday the partnership will aim to demonstrate the Distributed Gain High Energy Laser Weapon System with a Boeing-made beam director and software designed to […] More
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