SAN DIEGO, CA, 12 MAY 2016 – General Atomics (GA) announced today the company held a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at its facility in the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday, May 6th, 2016. The ceremony marked the expansion of GA's operations in the Huntsville area, a growing center for research, science and technology enterprises.
"Huntsville represents a key center of excellence for U.S. space and defense technology research and development," stated Scott Forney, president of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group. "Expanding our presence in Huntsville enables GA to strengthen existing relationships, develop new business associations, and build connections with the community to help advance the creation of technology solutions designed to meet the needs of our customers."
Local community and state dignitaries participated in the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony, including Senator Jeff Sessions, Representative Mike Rogers, Mayor Thomas Battle, Jr., and GA's chairman and chief executive officer Mr. Neal Blue. Mr. Forney spoke to the company's capabilities and the presence GA has maintained in the area.
"Through this expansion, GA continues to strengthen our long-standing ties to the Huntsville community and leverage a critical base of R&D expertise to enhance our ability to deliver technologies that make a difference," continued Forney.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been operating in Huntsville for a number of years to support the company's remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. In March 2016, General Atomics announced the acquisition of Miltec Corporation from Ducommun, Inc. Miltec has been integrated into GA Electromagnetic Systems group to accelerate the depth of knowledge of hypersonic vehicles and small satellites, and to enhance the development of critical missile defense and space systems.
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General Atomics chairman and chief executive officer Mr. Neal Blue, cuts the ribbon to the company's facility in Huntsville, Alabama, May 6, 2016.