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  • General Atomics Tests Unmanned Tanker Arresting Hook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Tests Unmanned Tanker Arresting Hook

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has finished performance tests on an arresting hook designed for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft offering to the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. developed and tested the Hold Down Damper technology in partnership with GKN Aerospace“™s Fokker business. The team evaluated the HDD hook’s damping, spring […] More

  • General Atomics Conducts Carrier Deck Taxi Capability Demo for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Conducts Carrier Deck Taxi Capability Demo for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering

    A General Atomics business unit has demonstrated aircraft carrier-based deck taxi capability and launch-and-recovery operations for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy“™s MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used a Predator C Avenger drone as a substitute for its MQ-25 offering and director wands that work to control taxi […] More

  • CAE to Build Qatar NH90 Helicopter Training System Under $115M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE to Build Qatar NH90 Helicopter Training System Under $115M Contract

    Leonardo has awarded CAE a potential $115 million subcontract to build a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training system for Qatar’s air force. CAE said Thursday it will build a facility with simulators and devices to train future Qatari pilots, aircrew and maintenance technicians of NH90 tactical transport and NH90 NATO frigate helicopters. The training center will feature CAE 3000 Series full-mission simulator […] More

  • General Atomics-GKN Aerospace Alliance Unveils RPA Landing Gear Production Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics-GKN Aerospace Alliance Unveils RPA Landing Gear Production Line

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems division and GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business have opened a production line of landing gear systems for the General Atomics built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. Fokker said Tuesday the facility in Helmond, the Netherlands is designed to support “highly automated” processes and will be managed by a program team. Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics’ aeronautical systems […] More

  • General Atomics, Fokker to Collaborate on Predator UAV Landing Gear Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Fokker to Collaborate on Predator UAV Landing Gear Development

    A General Atomics subsidiary has partnered with Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, to develop landing gear technology for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system. Netherlands-based Fokker and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. have worked together to offer Predator B to the Dutch armed forces and aim to integrate Fokker’s technology onto the UAV as the companies anticipate a potential drone procurement by […] More

  • Lockheed F-35 Internship Program Hits 10-Year Milestone; Steve O“™Bryan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed F-35 Internship Program Hits 10-Year Milestone; Steve O“™Bryan Comments

    Lockheed Martin has completed the 10th year of its F-35 internship program and technology partnership with Technical University Delft and Fokker. Steve O“™Bryan, Lockheed vice president of F-35 program integration and business development, said Thursday the company has been working with TU Delft and Fokker to develop programs to help educate the future technology workforce. “Success […] More

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