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  • General Atomics to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Flight With SkyGuardian RPA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Flight With SkyGuardian RPA

    General Atomics‘ aeronautics systems business announced it will fly its MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft from Grand Folks, N.D. to Gloucestershire, England, marking the first trans-Atlantic flight of a medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. The company said Monday it will leverage Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband satellite to control and configure the functions of the aircraft. After the flight, the RPA will be displayed at the  […] More

  • General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments

    General Atomics has completed the first large-scale demonstration of the Guardian remotely piloted aircraft in an effort to demonstrate the platform’s civil and scientific applications. The tests took place in Iki Island, Japan, and showcased the potential of Guardian to support humanitarian, disaster response, environmental monitoring and maritime patrol operations, the company said Thursday. The RPA viewed […] More

  • General Atomics Puts MQ-9B RPA Through Lightning Simulation Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Puts MQ-9B RPA Through Lightning Simulation Test

    General Atomics has conducted lightning simulation tests on a full-scale MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft last month at a company facility in Poway, Calif. The company said Tuesday engineers from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and NTS Pittsfield tested the MQ-9B that was equipped with lightning protection technology. GA-ASI plans to integrate the same technology into its proposed unmanned aerial […] More

  • General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Unmanned Tanker Engine; David Alexander Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Unmanned Tanker Engine; David Alexander Comments

    Pratt & Whitney has provided an engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that an industry team led by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business is offering to the U.S. Navy. Both companies tested the inlet and exhaust systems of General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc.“˜s MQ-25A Stingray that features the PW815 engine technology, General Atomics said Thursday. P&W delivered its PW815 technology to a […] More

  • General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project

    General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies' Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies' MDA business to form an industry team that aims to meet Canada's requirements for multi-mission remotely piloted aircraft systems. Team SkyGuardian Canada will offer the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone for the Canadian armed forces' RPAS project that seeks a medium-altitude, long-endurance […] More

  • General Atomics Demos Remotely Piloted 'Guardian' Aircraft in Japan - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Demos Remotely Piloted ‘Guardian’ Aircraft in Japan

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. commenced on Thursday in Nagasaki, Japan, public demonstrations of its remotely piloted aircraft that will collect data for research and for the development of guidelines for RPA flights. The three-week demonstration for the Guardian RPA includes 10 five-hour test flights in partnership with the Iki Airport and related organizations such […] 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

  • General Atomics to Support UK MQ-9B RPA Program Under $81M USAF FMS Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Support UK MQ-9B RPA Program Under $81M USAF FMS Contract

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has received an $80.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to design, build, integrate and test components in support of the U.K.’s MQ-9B Protector program. The service branch will obligate $33.5 million in FMS funds at the time of award,  the  Defense Department said Friday. The U.K. said it will initially buy 16 units of the Protector […] More

  • Air Force Plans RPA Missile Simulation Contract Award to General Atomics - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Plans RPA Missile Simulation Contract Award to General Atomics

    The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to award a General Atomics business unit a contract to develop an air-to-air missile aviation simulation technology for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. would develop the AAM AVSIM system under the proposed contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems […] More

  • General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has collaborated with Starburst Accelerator to administer selection committee program for multiple aerospace startup firms to pitch various technology platforms. Ten aerospace startups presented technologies to industry representatives and potential investors during “The Future Is Now” event that took place Dec. 1 at GA-ASI’s headquarters in Poway, California, General Atomics said Monday. “We hosted […] More

  • General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA

    A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $17.5 million contract to support the integration of a small diameter bomb technology onto the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will help the service branch integrate the Guided Bomb Unit-39B/B with a dual carriage system through the use of a universal armament interface, the Defense […] More

  • General Atomics Receives Aviation Week Award for Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Receives Aviation Week Award for Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Program

    A General Atomics subsidiary has won a Program Excellence award from Aviation Week magazine in recognition of its Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s program team that oversees GE-ER development efforts for the U.S. Army received the award in the original equipment manufacturer research and development/system design and development category during the publication’s Annual […] More

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