Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has collaborated with Starburst Accelerator to administer selection committee program for multiple aerospace startup firms to pitch various technology platforms. Ten aerospace startups presented technologies to industry representatives and potential investors during “The Future Is Now” event that took place Dec. 1 at GA-ASI’s headquarters in Poway, California, …

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General Atomics to Support Army Comms Satellite System

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a contract from Advanced Technology International to support a satellite system designed to help U.S. Army personnel transmit voice and data communications in the battlefield. GA-EMS will support the Army Resilient Global on-the-move SATCOM system under the  contract awarded through the Department of Defense …

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Navy Eyes Integrated Comms System for Unmanned Tanker Mission Control Station

The U.S. Navy seeks information on potential vendors that can develop an integrated communications system for a mission control station to support carrier and shore-based management of the service branch’s proposed MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial tanker. A FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday says the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office seeks an ICS platform that …

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General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $17.5 million contract to support the integration of a small diameter bomb technology onto the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will help the service branch integrate the Guided Bomb Unit-39B/B with a dual carriage system through the use of …

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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division at Hughes Network Systems

“I grew up as a kid watching the Apollo missions to the moon–what a great motivator to move into a career in engineering.” Space 2.0. The “new space.” What is really at stake for our place in space for 2018? With massive innovations in integrated technologies and satellite components, the …

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General Atomics to Help MDA Test, Integrate UAV Laser Tech

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems group has received a nine-month, $8.9 million contract to help the Missile Defense Agency integrate and test a low-power laser system on an unmanned aerial vehicle. The Defense Department said Monday GA-EMS will conduct work under MDA’s Low Power Laser Demonstrator Phase One effort that seeks to address power and aperture size …

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General Atomics Receives Aviation Week Award for Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Program

A General Atomics subsidiary has won a Program Excellence award from Aviation Week magazine in recognition of its Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s program team that oversees GE-ER development efforts for the U.S. Army received the award in the original equipment manufacturer research and development/system design and development …

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General Atomics Invests in UAS Tech Upgrades; Chris Pehrson, Darren Moe Comment

General Atomics has embarked on a project to incorporate automation-based disruptive technology into the Reaper unmanned aircraft system as the company aims to increase the aircraft’s performance, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Darren Moe, senior director of automation and UX mission systems at General Atomics, told the publication the modernization effort covers flight, …

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General Atomics, University of Mississippi Form UUV Tech Devt Partnership

General Atomics has partnered with the University of Mississippi on a project to build acoustic-based navigation and sensing technologies for unmanned underwater systems designed to aid deep-sea operations. The company’s electromagnetic systems group will work in UM’s Insight Park facility and support efforts to develop acoustic-based UUV navigation and control techniques, the university reported Thursday. …

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