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General Atomics to Demo Guardian RPA in Japan

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will demonstrate a remotely piloted aircraft in Japan over the next three weeks in an effort to promote the vehicle’s civil and scientific applications. Demonstration flights of the Guardian RPA will take place on Iki Island and aim to gather data for multiple government agencies as part of …

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CAE Expands Defense & Security Business Footprint With New Australia Office

CAE‘s defense and security unit has opened a new office in Canberra, Australia, and exhibited company-built simulation products during the inauguration ceremony. The company said Wednesday Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, and Ian Bell, vice president and general manager of CAE’s operations in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, attended the formal …

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General Atomics’ Multi-Payload Demonstration Satellite Completes Pre-Flight Test

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has concluded pre-flight and full system tests of a satellite built to host multiple technology payloads for on-orbit demonstration. The company said Monday its Orbital Test Bed will launch onboard the SpaceX-built Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Technology Program. OTB will carry a …

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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 …

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General Atomics to feature Orbital Test Bed model at 34th Space Symposium

General Atomics has announced its electromagnetic systems business will showcase a new spacecraft model designed to host technology payloads for demonstration. The company said Wednesday GA-EMS will exhibit the Orbital Test Bed along with other satellite and space system offerings at the 34th Space Symposium scheduled to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from …

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Report: Lockheed names 3 industry partners for Navy’s MQ-25 tanker drone program

Lockheed Martin has announced three industry partners for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial tanker drone program, Defense News reported Monday. Lockheed officials announced Monday that General Electric and United Technologies Corp. will respectively supply the F404 turbofan engine and the F-35C landing gear, while Triumph Aerostructures will produce …

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Report: Boeing’s MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering Undergoes Tests Ahead of Source Selection Decision

Boeing has already conducted several tests of its proposed unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based aerial refueling tanker drone program ahead of the service’s contract award decision, National Defense reported Friday. “We have already demonstrated a lot of the functionality… We have done almost everything short of …

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General Atomics’ Avenger RPA Conducts Nearly 24-Hour Continuous Flight

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown an extended-range version of its Avenger remotely piloted aircraft for 23.4 hours continuously. The Avenger Extended Range RPA set a new endurance record and surpassed a flight test goal of 20 hours, General Atomics said Thursday. During the test, the Avenger ER operated in an intelligence, surveillance …

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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 …

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