Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics Delivers ‘Infrasound’ Sensors for Early Tornado Detection Research

The University of Alabama in Huntsville has received 20 Infrasound Collection Element small sensors from General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems subsidiary to support early tornado detection research and real-time tornado tracking. General Atomics said Monday the sensor works to gather radar-independent “infrasound” data that can be used to predict the path of …

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USNI News: Navy Seeks Balance of Surveillance, Refueling Functions for Future MQ-25A Carrier UAV

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker has said the military branch and companies vying for the MQ-25A Stingray carrier unmanned aerial vehicle program are faced with the challenge of combining tanker and ISR features into one UAV platform, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone writes Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, said during a Center for Strategic and International …

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MDA Taps General Atomics Subsidiary to Build, Test MQ-9 Precision Laser Tracking System

A General Atomics subsidiary has secured a $9.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to design, build and test precision tracking laser subsystems for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will work to develop and demonstrate a flight representative laser technology with beam train optics …

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General Atomics Conducts Drone-Based Missile Detection Test at Pacific Dragon Exercise

General Atomics used its remotely piloted aircraft to perform a ballistic missile tracking test as part of a three-day biennial exercise held in June in Kauai, Hawaii. Two General Atomics Aeronautical Systems-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper used in the Pacific Dragon exercise have Raytheon-made Multi-spectral Targeting Systems-B electro-optical infrared turret systems that …

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General Atomics Completes First Predator Flight at North Dakota UAS Training Facility

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has conducted the first flight of a company-owned remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota. David Alexander, GA-ASI president of aircraft systems, noted the first Predator flight milestone for the academy works to demonstrate the company’s UAS training operations within the …

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General Atomics Installs Radiation Monitoring Systems in New US Nuclear Power Plant

A business unit of General Atomics has equipped the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear power plant with full plant radiation monitoring systems after the company’s selection by the Tennessee Valley Authority. General Atomics electromagnetic systems’ radiation monitoring systems are now in operation at Watts Bar Unit 2, which is the first new U.S. nuclear power …

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General Atomics Subsidiary to Open Office in India by End of 2016

A General Atomics subsidiary will open an office in New Delhi, India, by the end of 2016 in an effort to expand its presence in the country. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. intends to build on collaboration with India’s government to support the country’s maritime security and domain awareness missions through the new local office, General Atomics said …

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General Atomics to Provide Certifiable Predator B Variant to UK

The U.K. defense ministry has selected General Atomics to provide a variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft system in support of the country’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance needs. General Atomics said Monday the U.K. will acquire modified Certifiable Predator B RPA systems to replace its line of Predator B aircraft starting 2018. …

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General Atomics Inks Deal With NLR to Fly UAS in Non-Segregated European Airspace; Linden Blue Comments

General Atomics has signed an agreement with the NLR-Netherlands Aerospace Centre to facilitate the operation of remotely piloted aircraft in non-segregated airspace in Europe. Linden Blue, CEO of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems business, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will leverage NLR’s air traffic control simulation and modeling capabilities …

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L-3 to Supply Electro-Optical IR Designators for General Atomics Predator XP UAS

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has ordered electro-optical and infrared designator systems from L-3 Communications’ WESCAM division for installation on a General Atomics-built remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics will integrate L-3’s MX-15D EO/IR designators onto the Predator XP RPA for an international military client, L-3 said Tuesday. The MX-15D features large-aperture, long focal-length optics and patented four-axis gimbal technology …

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Raytheon to Integrate Radar Detection Tool With General Atomics Predator B; Linden Blue Comments

Raytheon will integrate its radar detection platform with the General Atomics-built Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Advanced Radar Detection System designed by Raytheon Deutschland GmbH is designed to perform land- and maritime-based electronic intelligence operations as well as detect radiofrequency emitters, General Atomics said Thursday. “Adding an ELINT role to Predator B by integrating …

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General Atomics, Cobham Expand Reaper UAV Maintenance Support Partnership in U.K.

Cobham has agreed to support maintenance of a ground control station for the British air force’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system under a contract with General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. Cobham said Friday it will help maintain the Reaper GCS and the Sentry Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition system at RAF Waddington as well as the rear crew training platform at Royal Naval Air …

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General Atomics Subsidiary Demos Record-Breaking Pulsed Power Capacitor; Nick Bucci Comments

A General Atomics subsidiary has developed and demonstrated new pulsed power capacitors that broke a previous energy content world record by more than 20 percent. The company said Thursday two of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems‘ power capacitor model demonstrated a capacity to fire 500 shots at 0.115 kilowatts per hour in repetitive fire mode and …

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