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.
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown an extended-range version of its Avenger remotely piloted aircraft for 23.4 hours continuously. The Avenger Extended Range RPA set a new endurance record and surpassed a flight test goal of 20 hours, General Atomics said Thursday. During the test, the Avenger ER operated in an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance configuration while performing a simulated […] More
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 and fuel capacity of 2,200 […] More