Tag Archives: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

General Atomics Demos Potential of Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS for Multidomain Ops

General Atomics' aeronautical systems unit has conducted a third demonstration of how the extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system could support the U.S. Army in multidomain operations. The company said Monday it used intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads, long-range sensors, command and control systems and air-launched effects from industry partners during monthlong demo event.

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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General Atomics to Supply Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Spares, Equipment to Army

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has received a $15.8M firm-fixed-price contract to deliver components for long-range unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday that the company will provide initial spares and ground support equipment specifically designed for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle. The General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS …

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General Atomics Assesses Aerodynamic Capabilities of MQ-25 Drone; David Alexander Comments

A General Atomics business unit has completed the fourth low-speed wind tunnel test of a carrier-based refueling tanker drone being developed for the U.S. Navy. The San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautics Systems Inc. said Tuesday its aeronautical systems division assessed and verified the MQ-25 Stingray tanker’s high-lift system and spoiler-based direct …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Service in General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight

Inmarsat’s government subsidiary has provided General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. with an L-band satellite communications system to control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic. The SwiftBroadband satcom platform supported the medium altitude, long endurance RPA in selecting routes and running data applications throughout the …

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General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded a General Atomics affiliate a potential $39.6 million contract to provide additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to U.S. Marine Corps through the use of unmanned air systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will use its MQ-9 Reaper to assist USMC’s Task Force Southwest in surge support operations under the “undefinitized” …

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