Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics to Provide Certifiable Predator B Variant to UK

ExecutiveBiz - 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

ExecutiveBiz - 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

ExecutiveBiz - 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

ExecutiveBiz - 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.

ExecutiveBiz - 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

ExecutiveBiz - 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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General Atomics Subsidiary Development, Production Process Receives CMMI Level 5 Rating

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Subsidiary Development, Production Process Receives CMMI Level 5 Rating

A General Atomics subsidiary has received the Capability Maturity Model Integration Maturity level 5 rating for its aircraft systems business unit’s full-directed programs, systems and software development and production processes. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received the highest attainable maturity level award, which acknowledges companies considered to be working at an optimized level, General Atomics …

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General Atomics Conducts Flight Test of Predator C Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Conducts Flight Test of Predator C Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown its Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft with a United Technologies-built MS-177 electro-optical/infrared sensor. Seven test flights occurred at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California that had the Avenger gather land-based and littoral objects imagery through the MS-177 sensor at more than 37,000 feet …

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General Atomics, Fokker to Collaborate on Predator UAV Landing Gear Development

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics, Fokker to Collaborate on Predator UAV Landing Gear Development

A General Atomics subsidiary has partnered with Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, to develop landing gear technology for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system. Netherlands-based Fokker and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. have worked together to offer Predator B to the Dutch armed forces and aim to integrate Fokker’s technology onto the UAV as the companies …

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General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Conducts 37-Hour Flight Test on Predator B Big-Wing UAV

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Big Wing unmanned aerial vehicle for 37 hours non-stop as part of a follow-on endurance flight test program. The test simulated an operational mission to check the modified UAV’s flight time and its launch, operational altitude climb, loiter and reconnaissance maneuvering functions, General …

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General Atomics, CBP Test Anti-Collision Radar Aboard Unmanned Aircraft

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics, CBP Test Anti-Collision Radar Aboard Unmanned Aircraft

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems unit and the Customs and Border Protection agency have tested a detect-and-avoid system that includes the company’s Due Regard Radar anti-collision system onboard CBP’s Guardian unmanned aircraft system. The company said Wednesday the DAA system also features a Honeywell traffic alert and collision avoidance tool and sensor tracker as it works to provide air traffic imagery for …

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General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy’s Predator UAVs

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy's Predator UAVs

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will install an imagery reconnaissance pod created by Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems into a Predator B/MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle flown by Italy’s air force. The Predator B’s Multi-spectral Targeting System-B full-motion video system interoperates with the RecceLite pod to facilitate the production of geo-referenced, high-resolution digital stills, General Atomics said …

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