Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics Completes Railgun Projectiles Open Range Tests; Nick Bucci Comments

General Atomics has completed open range tests on projectiles fired from the company’s 3-megajoule Blitzer electromagnetic railgun designed for a Control and Actuation System. During the tests, the projectiles relayed the performance of prototype components to a ground station via a telemetry link, General Atomics said Friday. The tests were conducted in …

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General Atomics Taps General Tool for Aircraft Carrier Hardware Supply Subcontract

Defense and aerospace contractor General Tool Co. will provide hardware equipment for the U.S. Navy’s second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier under a $48 million subcontract from General Atomics, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported Friday. Andy Brownfield writes the contract covers trough covers, motor support parts and other safety components for the …

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Ray Duquette: Technology, Mission Rehearsal Key in CAE’s Flight Simulation Programs

Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE‘s U.S. arm, has said the company builds simulation technology to replicate what the company believes will happen to pilots during military or commercial aircraft flights, the Tampa Tribune reported Saturday. “We do both training and mission rehearsal with multiple simulators networked,” Duquette told Tribune …

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RnR Market Research Forecasts 6% CAGR for Defense Drone Industry Through 2020

An RnR Market Research report predicts the military unmanned aerial vehicles market will achieve a 6 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years. The company said Wednesday large defense UAVs that can perform surveillance, intelligence gathering, target designation, fire support and strike missions accounted for a total of about …

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QinetiQ NA to Build Launch-Recovery Control Tech for Navy’s JFK Carrier

QinetiQ North America has been awarded a $16 million contract to provide control technology for launch and recovery platforms that General Atomics is building for integration onto a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. QNA said Tuesday it will assemble and test control software and hardware of the  Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear for the USS …

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Breaking Defense: DARPA, AFRL to Test-Fire General Atomics-Built Laser in January

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory will perform in January live-fire tests on a General Atomics-built laser weapon that works to generate up to 150 kilowatts of energy, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Richard Whittle writes the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System based-laser platform will …

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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Eyes New Drone Pilot Training Opportunities

Gene Colabatistto, CAE‘s group president for defense and security, has said the company is eyeing new unmanned aircraft programs as it aims for a bigger share of the pilot training services market, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Sandra Erwin writes CAE has helped the U.S. Air Force train around 1,500 aircrews a year …

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