Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics to Update Cryofracture System for Army; Scott Forney Comments

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics to Update Cryofracture System for Army; Scott Forney Comments

A General Atomics business unit has received a contract of an undisclosed value to update a portable cryofracture system prototype for future installation at Crane Army Ammunition Activity in Crane, Ind. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will also conduct design and procurement efforts to integrate the system with a rotary kiln incinerator under the contract from Army …

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General Atomics Tests Integrated Fuel Tank Structure for MQ-25 Refueling UAS

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Tests Integrated Fuel Tank Structure for MQ-25 Refueling UAS

A General Atomics business unit has tested the use of integrated fuel tanks for a refueling unmanned aircraft system being developed for the U.S. Navy. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc said Thursday it integrated the fuel tanks into the MQ-25‘s full-scale wing skin and a large-scale wing box unit that underwent tests at a facility in Adelanto, Calif. …

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General Atomics to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Flight With SkyGuardian RPA

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Flight With SkyGuardian RPA

General Atomics‘ aeronautics systems business announced it will fly its MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft from Grand Folks, N.D. to Gloucestershire, England, marking the first trans-Atlantic flight of a medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. The company said Monday it will leverage Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband satellite to control and configure the functions of the aircraft. After the flight, the RPA …

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General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Completes Large-Scale RPA Flight Demo; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics has completed the first large-scale demonstration of the Guardian remotely piloted aircraft in an effort to demonstrate the platform’s civil and scientific applications. The tests took place in Iki Island, Japan, and showcased the potential of Guardian to support humanitarian, disaster response, environmental monitoring and maritime patrol operations, the company …

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General Atomics Puts MQ-9B RPA Through Lightning Simulation Test

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Puts MQ-9B RPA Through Lightning Simulation Test

General Atomics has conducted lightning simulation tests on a full-scale MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft last month at a company facility in Poway, Calif. The company said Tuesday engineers from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and NTS Pittsfield tested the MQ-9B that was equipped with lightning protection technology. GA-ASI plans to integrate the same technology …

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General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

ExecutiveBiz - 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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General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system that flew Tuesday was equipped with a detect-and-avoid avionics system from General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. General Atomics said Tuesday Ikhana, a modified version of the Predator B/MQ-9 UAS platform, used the DAA system that features a collision avoidance technology built to help pilots “see and avoid” other airspace users. NASA’s Ikhana …

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QinetiQ Completes Negotiations on CVN 80 Control Equipment Contract With General Atomics

ExecutiveBiz - QinetiQ Completes Negotiations on CVN 80 Control Equipment Contract With General Atomics

QinetiQ‘s North American segment has completed negotiations under a contract that General Atomics awarded in 2017 for control hardware and software. The equipment will function to control the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of CVN 80 or the future USS Enterprise, the third U.S. Navy Ford-class aircraft carrier, the company said Monday. The …

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General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Unmanned Tanker Engine; David Alexander Comments

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Unmanned Tanker Engine; David Alexander Comments

Pratt & Whitney has provided an engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that an industry team led by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business is offering to the U.S. Navy. Both companies tested the inlet and exhaust systems of General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc.“˜s MQ-25A Stingray that features the PW815 engine technology, General Atomics said Thursday. P&W delivered …

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General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies' Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies' MDA business to form an industry team that aims to meet Canada's requirements for multi-mission remotely piloted aircraft systems. Team SkyGuardian Canada will offer the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone for the Canadian armed forces' RPAS project …

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