Tag Archives: General Atomics

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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General Atomics Evaluates Arresting Gear Performance on Turboprop Aircraft

General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business has completed an assessment of its Advanced Arresting Gear’s performance on turboprop aircraft at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The company said Tuesday AAG performed over 800 roll-in and fly-in aircraft arrestments for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye planes. The …

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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General Atomics to Host NASA MAIA Payload on OBT-2 Satellite

NASA has tapped General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business to host an aerosol pollutant measuring instrument on the company’s Orbital Test Bed-2 satellite. GA-EMS said Monday it will provide integration and pre-launch processing services for the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols instrument, which will be launched to space in 2022 to study the connection …

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General Atomics to Supply Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS Spares, Equipment to Army

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has received a $15.8M firm-fixed-price contract to deliver components for long-range unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday that the company will provide initial spares and ground support equipment specifically designed for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle. The General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS …

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