Tag Archives: General Atomics

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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General Atomics Demos Automatic Takeoff, Landing Capacity for MQ-9B RPA

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit showcased an automatic takeoff and landing capability for the MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian remotely piloted aircraft via a satellite communications datalink. The company said Monday operators of an MQ-9B SkyGuardian controlled the aircraft outside General Atomics’ Gray Butte Flight Operations Center in Palmdale, California while the platform …

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General Atomics Develops Capacitor Tech for High-Voltage, High-Temperature Operations

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit has produced a capacitor technology designed to operate at high voltages and temperatures. The company said Wednesday the new capacitor works to support stable operation of power electronics at more than 1000 volts and temperatures as high as 500 degrees Celsius. Scott Forney, president of General …

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Former Air Force Scientist Robert Peterkin Named Director of General Atomics’ Albuquerque, NM Office

Robert Peterkin, a veteran of the Air Force Research Laboratory and former vice president at Science Applications International Corp., has joined General Atomics as director of the company’s office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. General Atomics said Friday Peterkin will help coordinate and implement technology strategies to meet future customer demands and …

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Navy Eyes General Atomics UAS Support for Task Force Southwest Missions

The U.S. Navy intends to award General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business a contract to provide contractor-owned/contractor-operated unmanned air systems to support Task Force Southwest missions across the U.S. Central Command area of operations in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Naval Air Systems Command will …

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Research and Markets: Manufacturing Tech Advancement to Drive Global Drone Market

Research and Markets has projected that technological advancements in the production of military and commercial drones will help fuel the worldwide drone market’s growth to $16.7 billion in value by 2022. The company said Wednesday that efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory agencies to formulate policies that support …

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Boeing Gets FAA Registration Number for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering

Boeing has secured a registration number from the Federal Aviation Administration for its proposed unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drone program, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. The company received Dec. 26 the FAA registration number N234MQ for its proposed “T1” drone prototype. Boeing previewed its demonstrator for the MQ-25 …

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General Atomics to Develop Capacitors for DoD Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopper Platform

A business unit of General Atomics has been selected by the Defense Department Ordnance Technology Consortium to produce high-energy density capacitors for a non-lethal platform designed to stop and disable vehicles as part of force protection and checkpoint operations. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will supply the capacitors to DoD’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate …

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