Tag Archives: General Atomics

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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Linden Blue: General Atomics Subsidiary Forms UAV Training Partnerships With CAE, UND Aerospace Foundation

A General Atomics subsidiary has signed partnership agreements with CAE and the University of North Dakota’s aerospace foundation in an effort to augment training services for operators of Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The UND Aerospace Foundation will provide a flight simulator system to help train students at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s RPA Training Academy in North Dakota …

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General Atomics’ Christina Back: New Nuclear Reactor Tech Key for US Objectives

Christina Back, General Atomics vice president for nuclear technologies and materials, has said the U.S. needs to develop new nuclear reactor technologies rather update current platforms in order to meet cost, safety, proliferation and waste objectives. General Atomics said May 5 Back wrote a testimony for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

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General Atomics Eyes Expanded Operations With New Facility in Huntsville, Alabama

General Atomics unveiled its new facility at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, on May 6 in support of efforts to expand its operations in the region. Scott Forney, president of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group, said in a release posted Thursday the company’s expansion in the Huntsville area works to drive technology development by developing and building on business associations …

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Naval Research Lab, General Atomics to Collaborate on Radar Tech Integration Project

The Naval Research Laboratory has partnered with a General Atomics subsidiary to embed NRL-built inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging software into the company’s Lynx multimode radar system. NRL and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will work to build integrated radar technology for joint warfighter missions under a cooperative research and development agreement, according to an article published Tuesday on the …

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Air Force Eyes Auto Takeoff, Landing Platform for General Atomics Reaper UAV; Chris Pehrson, Travis Burdine Comment

The U.S. Air Force plans to integrate a system with the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle that will work to help the UAV perform take off and land automatically, Flightglobal reported Wednesday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the …

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Linden Blue: General Atomics Tests Fuselage Structure of Predator B Variant

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has finished rigorous tests on the fuselage structure of  a new variant of its Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. “Completion of this testing signifies that the design of the new fuselage will be able to meet the strict requirements for type-certification and routine operations in national airspace,” …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson: C4ISR Sector Should Address RPA Technology Gaps

Chris Pehrson, a senior executive at General Atomics, has told Bloomberg Government that the vast amounts of intelligence data that remotely piloted aircraft’s sensors collect pose a challenge to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sector. Pehrson said in an interview published Thursday that General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business seeks …

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Christina Back Describes General Atomics Reactor Concept to Senate Subcommittee

Christina Back, lead physicist for General Atomics‘ reactor concept, has testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on clean air and nuclear energy. Back discussed the Energy Multiplier Module reactor concept and the four core challenges that it works to address to aid the modernization of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and progress …

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NASA to Put General Atomics Ikhana’s Detect-Avoid Tools to 4th Round of Flight Tests; Heather Maliska Comments

NASA plans to demonstrate detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana unmanned aerial system by end of April in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s efforts to develop policies on the integration of UAS with the national airspace system. The planned demonstration will run through June at the space agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California …

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Air Force Demos UTC Sensor Onboard General Atomics Avenger UAV; Chris Pehrson Comments

The U.S. Air Force has completed a flight demonstration of a United Technologies Corp.-built sensor onboard a General Atomics-made unmanned aerial vehicle, Flightglobal reported Monday. Chris Pehrson, senior director of strategic development for General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, told Flightglobal reporter James Drew that the service branch performed seven flights between …

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General Atomics Lithium-Ion Battery Tech Receives DNV GL Certification; Paul Clark Comments

A General Atomics-developed battery technology has received certification from the international certification body Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd following on-hull demonstration tests on a U.S. Special Operations Command undersea vehicle. DNV GL certified General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems‘ Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant battery after it completed more than 60 hours of at-sea “underway under battery power” operations, General Atomics said Monday. Paul …

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Report: Poland Eyes General Atomics, Elbit Systems Drones for Armed Forces

General Atomics and Elbit Systems are under consideration to provide long-endurance drones for Poland’s armed forces, Defense News reported Friday. Jaroslaw Adamowski writes Poland’s military announced the country’s plan to buy long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles either from the U.S. or Israel in 2015. Poland is deciding between the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray …

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General Atomics, Navy Conduct Aircraft Arresting Gear Test on Super Hornet

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems arm and the U.S. Navy have tested an aircraft arrestment system on a Boeing-built F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The company said Friday its Advanced Arresting Gear turbo-electric system is designed to control deceleration of carrier aircraft. Dean Key, GA director of launch and recovery production programs …

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