Tag Archives: General Atomics

Report: FAA Releases List of Who Can Fly Drones In US

The Federal Aviation Administration released two documents listing government and private organizations who are authorized to fly drones in the U.S. public air space, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports.  The agency provided the information as a result of the EFF’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on the agency’s drone …

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Michael Donley: Air Force Playing 'Catch Up' With Drone Data

The U.S. Air Force has changed its drone purchasing strategy as the branch plays catch up in sifting through the large amounts of video and still-photo data its drone sensors captured, Wired reports.  Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told reporters Thursday that drone intelligence data outpaces the Air Force’s manpower …

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General Atomics to Support Air Force Anti-IED Programs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. won a $9,596,730 Air Force contract to support efforts against improvised explosive devices, the Defense Department announced Thursday. Work will occur in Poway, Calif. and the Pentagon expects work to finish on Dec. 1, 2013. Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is the contracting …

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General Atomics Wins Air Force Contract for Two Reaper UAVs

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems affiliate won a $38,398,042 Air Force contract to provide two Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles and two aircraft containers, the Defense Department announced Friday. The UAV maker will provide the modified block one aircraft on a firm-price-incentive-firm contract and the containers on a firm-fixed-price contract. The Pentagon …

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General Atomics to Upgrade Predator Digital Video

General Atomics will provide digital video integration services for the Predator unmanned vehicle system, the Defense Department announced Thursday. The remote-controlled aircraft carries a multi-spectral targeting system to integrate an infrared sensor, TV cameras and a laser designator and illuminator. General Atomics will provide the services under an $8,143,903 cost-plus-incentive-fee …

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Air Force Sends General Atomics Drone to Afghanistan

The Air Force is sending a General Atomics Predator C Avenger drone to Afghanistan, according to a Flightglobal report. The Avenger is referred to as a test aircraft, but Flightglobal reports the order meets Defense Secretary Leon Panetta‘s request for reconnaissance and strike capabilities. “This aircraft will be used as …

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