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General Atomics’ MQ-9A Block 5 Drone Demonstrated at Pacific Fleet Event; J.R. Reid Quoted

UxS IBP 21 exercise Image from Navy

General Atomics' aeronautical systems unit took part in an exercise where U.S. Pacific Fleet demonstrated the integrated use of unmanned platforms with other manned naval systems. The company said Wednesday its MQ-9A Block 5 unmanned aircraft system showcased its ability to connect with U.S. Navy ships and traditional jets during Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem ‘21.

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General Atomics-Built MQ-9 Reaper Flies With Electronic Support Measure Payload; J.R. Reid Quoted

MQ-9 Reaper

The U.S. Air Force performed flights of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft equipped with the Reaper Defense Electronic Support System and a digital recorder in Europe through remote split operations. RDESS is an electronic support measure payload that provides MQ-9 with electronic sensing capability by gathering and geolocating signals of interest from standoff ranges, while the digital recorder collects multispectral targeting pod data to further develop machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.

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General Atomics to Support ISR Projects With Hexagon’s Geospatial Products

General Atomics partners with Hexagon US Federal

The aeronautical systems business of General Atomics has tapped Hexagon's U.S. federal arm to support its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance projects by providing geospatial capabilities for visualization and analysis tasks. Hexagon US Federal products under its Luciad Portfolio will be used on General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' Multi-Mission Controller and Metis projects.

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General Atomics’ Gray Eagle UAS Exceeds 1M Flight-Hour Milestone; David Alexander Quoted

Gray Eagle UAS

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has recorded more than 1 million flight hours for its Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system since the aircraft's first deployment with the U.S. Army in March 2004. The Gray Eagle platform hit the milestone during March 16 flight operations conducted by the military service, the company said Wednesday.

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FAA Certifies General Atomics-Made Extended Range Drone for Testing in US Airspace

Avenger ER General Atomics

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.

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General Atomics Demos New Self Protection System for MQ-9 Drone

MQ-9 RPA General Atomics

A General Atomics-made drone self-protection system demonstrated tracking and situational awareness functions as part of a project with U.S. Special Operations Command. The company said Friday its MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft used the new Self-Protection Pod to track infrared missile and radio frequency threats during a demonstration on Oct. 28 at Yuma Proving Grounds.

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