Tag Archives: General Atomics

USAF to Tap General Atomics for Multidomain Sensor System R&D

The U.S. Air Force plans to award a contract to General Atomics for research, development and test efforts to advance multidomain sensor technologies. The contractor would combine different sensor applications to produce multi-intelligence systems for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance uses, USAF said Tuesday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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General Atomics to Integrate Hosted Payload for NOAA Space Data Collection Program

A General Atomics business unit has received a delivery order from the U.S. Air Force to integrate a satellite payload into an orbital test bed in support of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mission. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will launch a 242.5-pound OTB satellite for the Argos Advanced Data Collection System designed to collect …

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NASA’s Lunar Payload Delivery Support Contract Paves Way for Industry Partnerships

Some industry executives have said that NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program has provided companies an opportunity to advance their technology platforms and form partnerships with additional firms, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “Going back to the moon with commercial technology opens the floodgates,” said Grant Anderson, president, CEO and co-founder of …

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Raytheon Books $59M Air Force Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Logistics Support

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a one-year, $59.2M contract to Raytheon to provide logistics support services for sensors used on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft. Work under the cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract includes program management, supply and logistics support, service-representative support, inventory control point and warehousing, the Department of Defense said Friday. The McKinney, Texas-based company …

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General Atomics’ Wayne Solomon Receives Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

Wayne Solomon, deputy director of the DIII-D National Fusion Program at General Atomics, has received recognition from Fusion Power Associates for his leadership on the Department of Energy-backed program and research on fusion plasma diagnostics. The nonprofit honored Solomon with its Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated technical …

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General Atomics’ SkyGuardian Aircraft Secures FAA Special Airworthiness Certification

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified General Atomics to operate in national airspace a remotely piloted aircraft designed for civil flight use. The company said Thursday it obtained Special Airworthiness Certification in experimental category for a second MQ-9B SkyGuardian unit. David Alexander, president of aircraft systems at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, said the permit allows the …

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USSOCOM Taps General Atomics to Deliver Lithium-Ion Fault Tolerant Battery

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a contract to develop and provide a battery system that would power propulsion units of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s underwater vehicles. The company said Monday it will work to develop Lithium-Ion Fault Tolerant prototype batteries for integration and testing with these vehicles …

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Draper Forms Team to Pursue NASA’s Next Lunar Exploration Project

Draper has teamed up with three other companies to bid for a project to build small exploration vehicles and scientific instruments to help NASA explore the moon’s surface. Cambridge, Mass.-based Draper said Tuesday it will lead an industry team composed of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group, ispace and Spaceflight Industries to pursue the space agency’s Commercial Lunar …

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