Tag Archives: General Atomics

General Atomics Lands Navy Production Contract for JFK Carrier Components

General Atomics has secured a production contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear for the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier. The company said Monday its electromagnetic systems group will provide program management, design, engineering and manufacturing services at its facility in Mississippi and subcontract …

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Christopher Ames: General Atomics Looks to Ease AF Drone Pilot Training Bottleneck with Planned Academy

General Atomics will establish a U.S.-based training center for foreign drone pilots from allied countries as part of efforts to meet the international demand for drone operators, Military.com reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes that Christopher Ames, director of international strategic development for the company’s aeronautical systems business, indicated the plan also seeks …

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USAF Orders 8 More General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Drones for $72M

General Atomics will supply the U.S. Air Force with an additional eight production configuration MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 unmanned aerial vehicles under a $72 million contract modification. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company’s aeronautical systems business will perform contract work in Poway, California, through Dec. 31, 2017. DoD noted that the full obligated …

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General Atomics Begins Central Solenoid Fabrication for Int’l Fusion Energy Project

General Atomics has begun the fabrication of the central solenoid for an experimental tokamak fusion reactor as part of U.S. participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project on the potential of fusion energy. The company said Friday the ITER central solenoid is a superconducting electromagnet weighing at 1,000 tons with a stored energy …

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General Atomics Completes Airborne Radar Testing Onboard Predator B; Frank Pace Comments

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems company has completed the flight test for a sense-and-avoid radar aboard a remotely piloted aircraft in an effort to further the aircraft’s integration into international and domestic airspace. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. flight-tested a due regard radar on Predator B and the radar system performed …

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Frank Pace: General Atomics Sense and Avoid System Ready for Flight Tests

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has completed the proof-of-concept test phase for its sense and avoid system aboard a remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell to test the Predator B collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft in September at GA-ASI’s facility in Palmdale, California, General Atomics said Friday. “Our proof-of-concept SAA system …

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Report: General Atomics Seeks Partners to Offer Electromagnetic Systems in Indian Market

General Atomics  is looking for partners to build and market new electromagnetic weapons and associated equipment for defense customers in India, The Financial Express newspaper reported Saturday. Huma Siddiqui writes that India-based technology companies Pipavav and L&T are interested in collaborating with the U.S. contractor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

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