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  • General Atomics-Built Avionics Tech Installed on NASA UAS; Linden Blue Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 took off Tuesday from southern […] More

  • General Atomics Forms Industry Team for Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 that seeks a medium-altitude, long-endurance […] More

  • GA-ASI Predator aircraft series reaches 5M flight hours; Linden Blue comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GA-ASI Predator aircraft series reaches 5M flight hours; Linden Blue comments

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' range of Predator autonomous aircraft has reached five million flight hours after completing 360,311 missions since its introduction in the 1990s. General Atomics said Monday the fleet of remotely piloted aircraft achieved 500,000 flight hours from 1993 to 2008, one million hours in 2010, two million hours in 2012, three million hours […] More

  • General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics, Starburst Accelerator Host Aerospace Tech Showcase Event

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has collaborated with Starburst Accelerator to administer selection committee program for multiple aerospace startup firms to pitch various technology platforms. Ten aerospace startups presented technologies to industry representatives and potential investors during “The Future Is Now” event that took place Dec. 1 at GA-ASI’s headquarters in Poway, California, General Atomics said Monday. “We hosted […] More

  • General Atomics RPA Platform Demos Submarine Tracking Feature at Navy Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics RPA Platform Demos Submarine Tracking Feature at Navy Exercise

    General Atomics‘ MQ-9 Predator B remotely piloted aircraft platform demonstrated a capacity to remotely detect and track submerged contacts during a U.S. Naval exercise held in October at the Southern California Offshore Range. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. supported the U.S. Navy exercise which showcased new maritime patrol systems including anti-submarine […] More

  • General Atomics Adds 5 Industry Partners to Team Reaper Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Adds 5 Industry Partners to Team Reaper Australia

    General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has announced the inclusion of five additional companies to an industry team that will support Australia's Project Air 7003 that seeks to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft platform. Rockwell Collins‘ Australian arm, Airspeed, Ultra Electronics Australia, Quickstep Holdings and TAE Aerospace have joined Team Reaper Australia, General Atomics said Wednesday. Linden Blue, CEO […] More

  • General Atomics Completes FAA-Approved SkyGuardian Drone Flight; Linden Blue Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Completes FAA-Approved SkyGuardian Drone Flight; Linden Blue Comments

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has flown the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft in non-restricted airspace after the company received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The company said Friday the MQ-9B RPA flew a 275-mile trip that lasted approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona to the Gray […] More

  • General Atomics-GKN Aerospace Alliance Unveils RPA Landing Gear Production Line - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics-GKN Aerospace Alliance Unveils RPA Landing Gear Production Line

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems division and GKN Aerospace‘s Fokker business have opened a production line of landing gear systems for the General Atomics built Predator B remotely piloted aircraft. Fokker said Tuesday the facility in Helmond, the Netherlands is designed to support “highly automated” processes and will be managed by a program team. Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics’ aeronautical systems […] More

  • General Atomics Forms Reaper RPA Industry Team in Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Forms Reaper RPA Industry Team in Australia

    General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has partnered with four other companies to support Australia's Air 7003 project that seeks to build medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft systems and ground control stations for the country’s defense force. Team Reaper Australia is composed of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Cobham, Flight Data Systems and the Australian businesses of CAE and Raytheon. GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue announced the […] More

  • General Atomics Subsidiary Creates Predator B Variant Designed for Non-Military Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Subsidiary Creates Predator B Variant Designed for Non-Military Operations

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has introduced a “type-certifiable” version of the Predator B remotely piloted aircraft designed to operate under airworthiness requirements of non-military airspace. General Atomics said Friday it showcased the SkyGuardian RPA to an audience of international dignitaries from nine nations. SkyGuardian is designed to also comply with NATO and U.K. airworthiness requirements. “The SkyGuardian name reflects […] More

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