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  • GA-ASI Demos Potential of AI Pilots to Navigate UAS Against Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GA-ASI Demos Potential of AI Pilots to Navigate UAS Against Threats

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems completed three live, virtual, and constructive combat missions using artificially intelligent pilots on its Avenger unmanned aircraft system. General Atomics said Wednesday the flights mark a new milestone in GA-ASI’s Collaborative Combat Aircraft ecosystem for Autonomous Collaborative Platform UAS. The Avenger was paired with a “digital twin” aircraft operated virtually using […] More

  • General Atomics Books $66M Navy Award for Continued MQ-9A Drone Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Books $66M Navy Award for Continued MQ-9A Drone Support

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business received a $65.5 million order to supply and install ground control stations and supporting unmanned air vehicle equipment to the U.S. Navy. The contract also includes purchasing equipment to support operations of the MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper drones used by the Marine Corps, the Department of Defense said Friday. Earlier […] More

  • General Atomics Uses Laser Tech to Relay High-Speed Data for Unmanned Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Uses Laser Tech to Relay High-Speed Data for Unmanned Aircraft

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business completed a test showing the effectiveness of laser communication in relaying network data at low probability of intercept and low probability of detection. The demonstration, which involved ground, mobile and airborne lasercomm terminals, was conducted at the Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic in Charleston, South Carolina, and is intended for […] More

  • General Atomics Lands DARPA Contract for Heavy-Lift Seaplane Initiative - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Lands DARPA Contract for Heavy-Lift Seaplane Initiative

    General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the development of an aircraft capable of sustained seaborne strategic and tactical lift. The Defense Department said Friday the $8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract award is in support of DARPA’s Liberty Lifter program. The program’s focus is on designing, building and […] More

  • General Atomics Lands Navy Contract Modification for Reaper Drone Spares - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Lands Navy Contract Modification for Reaper Drone Spares

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will provide the U.S. Navy with equipment spares for MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle under a $46.9 million contract modification. Under basic ordering agreement award, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will supply spares needed by the Marine Air Ground Task Force to ensure the operability of MQ-9A Block 5 Reaper air […] More

  • General Atomics, Polish Defense Ministry Sign $71M UAS Lease Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Polish Defense Ministry Sign $71M UAS Lease Deal

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will deliver MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles to Poland under a $70.6 million lease agreement with that country’s defense ministry. The MQ-9A system is designed to fly up to 50,000 feet, operate for more than 27 hours and carry up to 3,850 pounds of payload, the company said Monday. Linden Blue, CEO […] More

  • General Atomics Hands Over Protector RG Mk1 Drone to UK - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Hands Over Protector RG Mk1 Drone to UK

    The U.K. defense ministry has accepted General Atomics‘ handover of the first Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft that was developed by its aeronautical systems business. The official event took place after General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and the British agency completed acceptance test procedures for the drone in El Mirage, California, both parties announced in […] More

  • General Atomics Selects Ramco as Software Partner for SkyGuardian’s MRO Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Selects Ramco as Software Partner for SkyGuardian’s MRO Services

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has chosen Ramco Systems to provide a software platform for maintenance, repair and overhaul activities in line with the former’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian aircraft sustainment program. Ramco will use its enterprise resource planning software to meet the systems’ MRO requirements, including line, component, engine, hangar and aftermarket services, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said […] More

  • General Atomics Unveils New Targeting Radar for Gray Eagle ER Unmanned Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Unveils New Targeting Radar for Gray Eagle ER Unmanned Aircraft

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has increased its product line with the launch of a multi-mode drone radar designed to capture high-resolution imagery of targets in rain, fog, smoke, clouds and dust at long ranges. The new Eagle Eye radar of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. operates from the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft […] More

  • General Atomics Installs Initial MDO Updates on Gray Eagle-ER Unmanned Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Installs Initial MDO Updates on Gray Eagle-ER Unmanned Aircraft

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has installed initial factory updates on the Gray Eagle-Extended Range unmanned aircraft system in an effort under a U.S. Army-funded program to better prepare the aircraft for multi-domain operations. The company said Monday it partnered with the Army to demonstrate MDO capabilities including internally mounted long-range sensors, computer-based and handheld […] More

  • General Atomics Unveils Autonomous Collaborative Platform 'Gambit' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Unveils Autonomous Collaborative Platform ‘Gambit’

    General Atomics has announced a new unmanned aircraft system designed to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to users. Gambit from General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business is a jet-powered autonomous collaborative platform designed using digital engineering techniques and can enable pilots to gain insights into hostile airspace, detect threats and share data across the battlespace […] More

  • GA-ASI Demos MQ-9 Drone at Army Military Free-Fall Training - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GA-ASI Demos MQ-9 Drone at Army Military Free-Fall Training

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business demonstrated its MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft during a military free-fall high-altitude training exercise of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) held in January. The company said Thursday the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle conducted remote monitoring of the exercise, tracked the jumps and offered critical overwatch capabilities for the […] More

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