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General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Business to Expand in Mississippi

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit will expand its existing facilities in Shannon, Mississippi under a $20 million project. The Mississippi Development Authority said Wednesday the expansion will create 48 jobs; address demands for airborne, maritime and ground-based military lasers; and meet increased fabrication needs. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will add 128,000 square …

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General Atomics Demos Acoustic Surveillance Tech for Counter-UAS Missions

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business demonstrated an acoustic detection system during an event held at the U.S. Army‘s Fires Center of Excellence in Lawton, Oklahoma. The company said Thursday it was invited to showcase the Fencepost platform at the  annual Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment in support of counter-unmanned aerial system missions. Hank Rinehart, business …

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General Atomics to Help Army Advance Railgun Weapon Tech; Nick Bucci, Mike Rucker Comment

A General Atomics business unit has received a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army‘s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Command mature and evaluate electromagnetic railgun weapon systems. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and ARDEC will collaborate to develop and test prototypes for mission performance and possible integration with Army vehicles as part the contract awarded …

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General Atomics Seeks to Expand Tech Development Efforts Through New Mexico Facility

General Atomics has established an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a move to expand its presence and technology development efforts in the region. The company said Monday its new office in Innovate ABQ’s Lobo Rainforest building offers General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems an opportunity to connect with local contractors, entrepreneurs and laboratories. “We’re looking forward to …

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CAE Delivers Predator RPA Training System to Italian Air Force; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Italy’s air force has received a CAE-built Predator Mission Trainer that is designed to train military operators of General Atomics‘ remotely piloted aircraft. CAE said Sunday it worked with General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business to develop the trainer that represents the Italian Predator A RPA during phase one of delivery. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, …

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General Atomics Produces Initial Li-ion Battery Shipset for USSOCOM Combat Submersible

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has produced and delivered the first batch of Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant batteries for a new transport vehicle of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Lockheed Martin contracted GA-EMS to supply the LiFT battery systems designed to power propulsion and internal support systems of USSOCOM’s Dry Combat Submersible platform, General …

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DARPA Taps General Atomics to Build Portable Diagnostic Platform With Sensor

A General Atomics business unit has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a portable medical device for military personnel to detect if they have come into contact with an infectious disease. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will equipe the Portable Diagnostic Platform with sensor technology and disposable cartridges …

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DARPA to Use C-130 to Demo ‘Gremlins’ UAS Launch, Retrieval Operations in 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency plans to use a C-130 aircraft to demonstrate in 2019 the launch and recovery of unmanned aircraft systems in mid-air, Fire Aviation reported Thursday. DARPA plans to equip the drones with several payloads designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, signals intelligence and electronic warfare …

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General Atomics EMS to Develop High Power Microwave Capacitators Under Navy Contract

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a U.S. Navy contract to develop high energy density capacitors designed as components for emerging high power microwave systems. The company said Wednesday it seeks to construct capacitors with reduced size for HPM systems to be used on smaller naval platforms. The contract follows a …

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General Atomics Receives USAF MQ-9 Software Devt Order

A General Atomics business unit has received a potential three-year, $49.3 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to develop, field and sustain the software for MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will develop the MQ-9 software for the Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command, the Defense Department …

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