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  • Defense One: General Atomics Conducts Drone Surveillance Missions for Pentagon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 to use civilian contractors for […] More

  • Executive Profile: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director at GA-ASI - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 an operations group and two […] More

  • General Atomics, UK Partners Develop Reaper Payload; Frank Pace Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, UK Partners Develop Reaper Payload; Frank Pace Comments

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and industry partners are working on an open architecture-based payload for drones.  The company said it teamed with British firms Selex Galileo and Cobham’s aviation services business to conduct live test flights of a MQ-9 Reaper, fitted with a Selex Galileo-made surveillance radar. Flights took place at GA-ASI“™s facilities in Palmdale, Calif. […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 and potential applications on the […] More

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