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  • MDA Taps General Atomics Subsidiary to Build, Test MQ-9 Precision Laser Tracking System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MDA Taps General Atomics Subsidiary to Build, Test MQ-9 Precision Laser Tracking System

    A General Atomics subsidiary has secured a $9.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to design, build and test precision tracking laser subsystems for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will work to develop and demonstrate a flight representative laser technology with beam train optics needed to update the drone’s […] More

  • General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has conducted the first flight of a company-owned remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. David Alexander, GA-ASI president of aircraft systems, noted the first Predator flight milestone for the academy works to demonstrate the company’s UAS training operations within the National Airspace System, General Atomics […] More

  • General Atomics Subsidiary to Open Office in India by End of 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Subsidiary to Open Office in India by End of 2016

    A General Atomics subsidiary will open an office in New Delhi, India, by the end of 2016 in an effort to expand its presence in the country. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. intends to build on collaboration with India’s government to support the country’s maritime security and domain awareness missions through the new local office, General Atomics said Tuesday. GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue said the […] More

  • General Atomics, Cobham Expand Reaper UAV Maintenance Support Partnership in U.K. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Cobham Expand Reaper UAV Maintenance Support Partnership in U.K.

    Cobham has agreed to support maintenance of a ground control station for the British air force’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system under a contract with General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. Cobham said Friday it will help maintain the Reaper GCS and the Sentry Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition system at RAF Waddington as well as the rear crew training platform at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. “Technicians have completed […] More

  • General Atomics Subsidiary Development, Production Process Receives CMMI Level 5 Rating - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Subsidiary Development, Production Process Receives CMMI Level 5 Rating

    A General Atomics subsidiary has received the Capability Maturity Model Integration Maturity level 5 rating for its aircraft systems business unit’s full-directed programs, systems and software development and production processes. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received the highest attainable maturity level award, which acknowledges companies considered to be working at an optimized level, General Atomics said Thursday. “Absent an externally-levied […] 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

  • General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Big Wing unmanned aerial vehicle for 37 hours non-stop as part of a follow-on endurance flight test program. The test simulated an operational mission to check the modified UAV’s flight time and its launch, operational altitude climb, loiter and reconnaissance maneuvering functions, General Atomics said Wednesday. Results indicated […] More

  • General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy's Predator UAVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy’s Predator UAVs

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will install an imagery reconnaissance pod created by Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems into a Predator B/MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle flown by Italy’s air force. The Predator B’s Multi-spectral Targeting System-B full-motion video system interoperates with the RecceLite pod to facilitate the production of geo-referenced, high-resolution digital stills, General Atomics said Thursday. The company added it […] More

  • Linden Blue: General Atomics Subsidiary Forms UAV Training Partnerships With CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Linden Blue: General Atomics Subsidiary Forms UAV Training Partnerships With CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation

    A General Atomics subsidiary has signed partnership agreements with CAE and the University of North Dakota’s aerospace foundation in an effort to augment training services for operators of Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The UND Aerospace Foundation will provide a flight simulator system to help train students at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s RPA Training Academy in North Dakota on how to operate a drone, General […] More

  • General Atomics, Army Fly Gray Eagle for South Korea Exercises; Frank Pace Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Army Fly Gray Eagle for South Korea Exercises; Frank Pace Comments

    A Gray Eagle drone General Atomics built for the U.S. Army has completed a series of joint manned-unmanned aircraft teaming exercises in South Korea. General Atomics said Wednesday the Gray Eagle worked to stream video and metadata to the AH-64 Apache helicopter from a remote location for operators to control the drone's sensors and identify targets. The Apache helicopter […] More

  • General Atomics to Update Reaper Drone's Targeting Features - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Update Reaper Drone’s Targeting Features

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has won a $12.8 million contract to develop sensor systems that can be integrated into the company’s Reaper aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, the San Diego Business Journal reported Monday. Under the terms of the deal, General Atomics ASI will use its Lynx synthetic aperture radar technology to create […] More

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