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General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded a General Atomics affiliate a potential $39.6 million contract to provide additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to U.S. Marine Corps through the use of unmanned air systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will use its MQ-9 Reaper to assist USMC’s Task Force Southwest in surge support operations under the “undefinitized” …

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General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments

A NASA-owned unmanned aircraft system that flew Tuesday was equipped with a detect-and-avoid avionics system from General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business. General Atomics said Tuesday Ikhana, a modified version of the Predator B/MQ-9 UAS platform, used the DAA system that features a collision avoidance technology built to help pilots “see and avoid” other airspace users. NASA’s Ikhana …

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QinetiQ Completes Negotiations on CVN 80 Control Equipment Contract With General Atomics

QinetiQ‘s North American segment has completed negotiations under a contract that General Atomics awarded in 2017 for control hardware and software. The equipment will function to control the electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting gear of CVN 80 or the future USS Enterprise, the third U.S. Navy Ford-class aircraft carrier, the company said Monday. The …

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General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Unmanned Tanker Engine; David Alexander Comments

Pratt & Whitney has provided an engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that an industry team led by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business is offering to the U.S. Navy. Both companies tested the inlet and exhaust systems of General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc.‘s MQ-25A Stingray that features the PW815 engine technology, General Atomics said Thursday. P&W delivered …

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General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project

General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business has partnered with CAE, L3 Technologies’ Wescam subsidiary and Maxar Technologies’ MDA business to form an industry team that aims to meet Canada’s requirements for multi-mission remotely piloted aircraft systems. Team SkyGuardian Canada will offer the MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone for the Canadian armed forces’ RPAS project …

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General Atomics to Demo Guardian RPA in Japan

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will demonstrate a remotely piloted aircraft in Japan over the next three weeks in an effort to promote the vehicle’s civil and scientific applications. Demonstration flights of the Guardian RPA will take place on Iki Island and aim to gather data for multiple government agencies as part of …

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CAE Expands Defense & Security Business Footprint With New Australia Office

CAE‘s defense and security unit has opened a new office in Canberra, Australia, and exhibited company-built simulation products during the inauguration ceremony. The company said Wednesday Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, and Ian Bell, vice president and general manager of CAE’s operations in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, attended the formal …

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General Atomics’ Multi-Payload Demonstration Satellite Completes Pre-Flight Test

General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has concluded pre-flight and full system tests of a satellite built to host multiple technology payloads for on-orbit demonstration. The company said Monday its Orbital Test Bed will launch onboard the SpaceX-built Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Technology Program. OTB will carry a …

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General Atomics Conducts Carrier Deck Taxi Capability Demo for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering

A General Atomics business unit has demonstrated aircraft carrier-based deck taxi capability and launch-and-recovery operations for its proposed offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. used a Predator C Avenger drone as a substitute for its MQ-25 offering and director wands …

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