Tag Archives: Chris Pehrson

General Atomics Invests in UAS Tech Upgrades; Chris Pehrson, Darren Moe Comment

General Atomics has embarked on a project to incorporate automation-based disruptive technology into the Reaper unmanned aircraft system as the company aims to increase the aircraft’s performance, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Darren Moe, senior director of automation and UX mission systems at General Atomics, told the publication the modernization effort covers flight, …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Speak at TTC UAS Symposium

Chris Pehrson, vice president for Defense Department strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will serve as a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.-hosted Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium that will kick off Saturday, Nov. 7, in Washington, D.C. Pehrson is one of the 24 guest …

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General Atomics Unveils Mechanical Arm for DARPA Gremlins UAS Program; Chris Pehrson Comments

General Atomics has rolled out a mechanical arm for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program in search of a launch-and-recovery system for unmanned aerial systems in-flight, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg writes General Atomics built the system catch drones in the air and haul collected units into the back of a …

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Stratcom’s Kenneth Callicutt, General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson Eye Drone Deployment in Contested Environments

Kenneth Callicutt, director of capability and resource integration at the U.S. Strategic Command, has said unmanned aircraft vehicles could be deployed in non-permissive environments, operate as part of a network and expand manned aircraft’s “sensor net,” Aviation International News reported Tuesday. Bill Carey writes Callicutt made the remarks Tuesday at the …

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Air Force Eyes Auto Takeoff, Landing Platform for General Atomics Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson, Travis Burdine Comment

The U.S. Air Force plans to integrate a system with the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle that will work to help the UAV perform take off and land automatically, Flightglobal reported Wednesday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: C4ISR Sector Should Address RPA Technology Gaps

Chris Pehrson, a senior executive at General Atomics, has told Bloomberg Government that the vast amounts of intelligence data that remotely piloted aircraft’s sensors collect pose a challenge to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sector. Pehrson said in an interview published Thursday that General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business seeks …

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Air Force Demos UTC Sensor Onboard General Atomics Avenger UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

The U.S. Air Force has completed a flight demonstration of a United Technologies Corp.-built sensor onboard a General Atomics-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Flightglobal reported Monday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the service branch performed seven flights between …

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Defense One: General Atomics Conducts Drone Surveillance Missions for Pentagon

General Atomics has flown its Reaper and Predator drones to conduct surveillance operations on behalf of the government since April, Defense One reported Wednesday. Patrick Tucker writes that the company is among other drone manufacturers the Defense Department has hired to fly surveillance missions. The report said DoD’s move could also indicate potential plans …

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Executive Profile: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director at GA-ASI

Chris Pehrson serves as director of strategic development for General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., where he is responsible for business acquisition strategies to promote company’s unmanned aircraft systems, tactical reconnaissance radars and sensor systems in U.S. and international markets. Pehrson joined the company in 2010 after service in the U.S. Air Force, where he commanded …

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Executive Spotlight: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Chris Pehrson is director of strategic development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The 24-year Air Force veteran is responsible for the company’s acquisition strategies and for promoting the company’s unmanned aircraft, sensors and reconnaissance radar systems. Pehrson recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz, outlining how a successful acquisition process works …

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