Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics Starts Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Flight Test

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has begun flight testing an extended-range variant of the MQ-1C unmanned aircraft system at the company’s El Mirage flight operations facility in California. The company said Thursday the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range series is designed to increase endurance and payload capacity of the Gray Eagle UAS platform, which has …

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General Atomics, Nordion to Get Phase II Funds from DOE to Support Medical Isotope Production

General Atomics and Nordion will receive $15.3 million in funds from the Energy Department under the second phase of a cooperative agreement to produce commercial supplies of molybdenum-99 isotopes with the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center. Nordion said Wednesday the Phase II funds from DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration came more than a …

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General Atomics Conducts Super Hornet Fly-In Recovery With Arresting Gear System

General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business has conducted the first fly-in aircraft recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet with the use of the company’s Advanced Arresting Gear system to verify AAG’s performance. The fly-in aircraft recovery operation performed at the Runway Arrested Landing Site at Joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey …

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General Atomics Business to Hold Industry Days in Spain for Defense Suppliers

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business plans to host three industry days across Spain in January 2017 to seek Spanish defense industry suppliers. The company said Tuesday it seeks additional partners in the fields of aircraft maintenance, repair and operations; sensor data processing, exploitation and dissemination; airborne sensors; global supply chain for aircraft …

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General Atomics ‘Type-Certifiable’ Predator B Completes Maiden Test Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has completed the first test flight of the type-certifiable variant of the company’s Predator B remotely piloted aircraft during a demonstration held in California. The maiden flight of the type-certifiable Predator B drone occurred Nov. 17 at General Atomics’ Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, the company …

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General Atomics Lands Air Force Contract Modification for MQ-9 Reaper ER Retrofit Kits

A General Atomics subsidiary has received a potential two-year, $39.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce, install and deliver retrofit kits for the extended-range variant of the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will perform work in Poway, California, through Nov. 20, 2018, the …

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General Atomics Gets NOAA Tornado Detection Research Grant; Nick Bucci Comments

General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business has secured a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to research a method for direct tornado detection. The company said Wednesday it will form a collaborative research team with the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which also received a separate NOAA grant, to study the use of …

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Report: India Eyes General Atomics-Built Predator B Guardian Drone, Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System Procurement

The Indian navy has sent letters of request to the Defense Department to procure the General Atomics-built Predator B Guardian drone and electromagnetic aircraft launch system through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S., the Indian Express reported Aug. 1. India has asked DoD to provide the price for …

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General Atomics Makes Angel One Aircraft Available for Humanitarian Delivery Efforts

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit will offer its unmanned Angel One aircraft to assist humanitarian food and medical supply delivery efforts across the world General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said Monday the aircraft will work to deliver at least 8,500 pounds of daily ration packets to inaccessible locations such as those affected by war or …

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General Atomics’ Extended-Range Avenger RPA Completes 1st Flight; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business completed the maiden flight of an Avenger Extended Range remotely piloted aircraft Oct. 27 at the company’s Gray Butte flight operations facility in Palmdale, California. The Avenger ER aircraft is a variant of General Atomics’ jet-powered Predator C Avenger  and designed to have a 76-foot wingspan …

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DHS to Integrate General Atomics’ Takeoff, Landing System in Predator B Fleet

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled a new flight software program that will work to deploy General Atomics unit’s proprietary takeoff and landing system for the unmanned Predator B Guardian aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems‘ Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability system works to support the safety and efficiency of Predator B crews, the company …

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General Atomics to Showcase Ground Control System Simulator, Maritime ISR Aircraft in Japan

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems subsidiary will demonstrate its ground control system simulator and maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft at the Japan International Aerospace show through Oct. 15. The company said Wednesday GA-ASI’s booth will feature the Guardian ER aircraft and hands-on demonstrations of the Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station simulator. David …

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General Atomics Demos Network Centric Communications Pod Capacity at Marine Corps Exercise

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has demonstrated its network centric communications pod offering’s function to facilitate communications data links between U.S. Marine Corps ground and air forces and unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Tuesday it has integrated the system aboard a Predator B Block 5 and operated using a Block 30 ground control …

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