Press Releases

  • GA-ASI Establishing Industrial Collaboration in Japan

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, is seeking to establish relationships with defense industry suppliers and related businesses in Japan.

  • GA-ASI Receives Experimental Certification on Newest MQ-9B SkyGuardian

    “The certification helps us towards our goal of full integration of RPA into the National Airspace System [NAS],” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “It will also help us in continuing the development of MQ-9B for our customers, the Royal Air Force and Belgian Defense.”

  • General Atomics Global Opens New Delhi Office, Announces Indian Executive

    General Atomics today announced the opening of a new office in New Delhi, and that Mr. Pratesh Gandhi will serve as Director of India Strategic Development with responsibilities for directing business and strategic outreach efforts for General Atomics in India.

  • GA-ASI's Certifiable Ground Control Station Makes It's First Flight

    “We continue on a path towards integrating RPA into non-segregated national and international airspace, where they can fly safely alongside commercial aircraft. To achieve that goal, we are producing STANAG-compliant Ground Control Stations in addition to STANAG-compliant SkyGuardian aircraft."

  • GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected by Belgium

    “We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also supporting the NATO Alliance,” said Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI.  “We are also eager to work with our industrial partners in Belgium on a host of activities ranging from manufacturing to maintenance.”

  • GA-ASI Selected to Provide RPAS to Australian Defence Force

    ADELAIDE – 16 November 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has been advised that, following consideration by the Australian Government, it has been selected to provide the Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System under Project Air 7003 for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).“We look forward to providing our world-leading RPAS to meet the Air 7003 requirements,” said L...

  • GA-ASI Part of Laureate Award Winning Team for Unmanned Systems

    “We thank NASA, the FAA, Honeywell and other collaborators who supported the successful June 12th flight of NASA’s Ikhana MQ-9 through the NAS using our Detect and Avoid AESA radar system. We also thank Aviation Week for honoring this achievement with a Laureate Award.”

  • General Atomics Awarded Contract for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Manned Submersibles

    “We continue to lead in the development of robust, flexible lithium-ion fault tolerant battery technologies to provide safe, reliable power and energy for a variety of manned and unmanned submersible platforms,” stated Scott Forney, president at GA-EMS.

  • General Atomics Tests Airborne Tracking and Targeting System During International Maritime Exercises

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 19 OCT 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it participated in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) to conduct demonstrations and testing of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Airborne Tracking and Targeting System (ATTS). The ATTS is configured on an MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft to generate precision tracks and imagery of targets of interest. The system was employed throughout the RIMPAC exercises conducted near the Hawaiian Is...

  • Draper Unveils Team for NASA’s Next Moonshot

    Under the proposal the team will support NASA in the delivery of small rovers and instruments to meet lunar science and exploration needs, advance development of lunar landers for human missions and conduct more research on the moon’s surface ahead of a human return.

  • GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range

    The successful test opens the door for MQ-1C ER initial fielding to the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) and Special Operations Command (SOCOM), followed by units from Forces Command (FORSCOM).

  • General Atomics Joins the Nuclear Energy Institute in Support of a Department of Defense Micro-Reactor Program

    General Atomics' microreactor program builds upon 60 years of experience in delivering TRIGA® research reactors around the world.

  • General Atomics' Advanced Arresting Gear System Completes Performance Testing for Turboprop Aircraft

    “We are on target to be ready for fleet operations when CVN 78 completes its PSA in 2019. We are pleased with AAG’s performance, and remain focused on optimizing the system’s capabilities..."

  • Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight

    The second MQ-9B SkyGuardian gives the GA-ASI program team another aircraft to perform important development testing and demonstrations. New capabilities that weren’t available when the first aircraft was completed in 2016...

  • General Atomics Awarded NASA Contract for Commercial Satellite

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 17 SEPT 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from NASA to host the agency’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument on a satellite designed by GA-EMS. NASA’s MAIA payload will be delivered and integrated on the Orbital Test Bed (OTB)-2 spacecraft at GA-EMS’ Englewood, CO facility. GA-EMS will perform services to include payload integration, satellite testing and MAIA pre-launch processing, spacec...

  • USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 BLOCK 5

    The new Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to enhance mission capability.

  • GA-ASI Sponsors 2018 Air Force Marathon

    MQ-9 Reaper Selected as Featured AircraftSAN DIEGO – 14 September 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is a three-star sponsor for this year’s Air Force Marathon being held on Saturday, September 15, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to the sponsorship, the GA-ASI-developed Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has been selected as the featured aircraft for the marathon.“We are very proud to su...

  • General Sean MacFarland Joins General Atomics Electromagnetic System Group

    Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Sean MacFarland joins GA-EMS.SAN DIEGO, CA, 04 SEPT 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that retired U.S.

  • GA-ASI Expands Team Reaper Australia

    The inclusion of Sentient Vision further reinforces Team Reaper Australia as the only viable solution to meet the Project Air 7003 requirement, which now consists of ten Australian companies providing a range of innovative...

  • GA-ASI Expands Flight Test and Training Center in North Dakota

    This growth from 5.5 acres to 20 acres will benefit our customers and strengthen our commitment to the Grand Forks community by building out our test and training capacity.

  • Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper

    The French Air Force operated two of its MQ-9 Reaper® simultaneously in support of France’s Bastille Day events, one over Paris and the second over Cognac, on July 14th. The “French Reapers,” Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) assisted French authorities...

  • Wind Tunnel Test Program Verifies Carrier Suitability and Mission Performance of GA-ASI's MQ-25 Design

    GA-ASI is proud to announce the completion of the fourth wind tunnel test of its MQ-25 design. MQ-25 is the U.S. Navy’s program to develop an unmanned refueling tanker...

  • 13 GA-ASI Suppliers Recognized with Supplier Excellence Awards

    SAN DIEGO – 25 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has honored 13 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding quality and delivery performance.

  • GA-ASI Completes Testing of Arresting Hook and HDD for MQ-25

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) concluded performance testing of the arresting hook Hold Down Damper (HDD) for its proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy...

  • Energy Secretary Visits General Atomics

    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry got an up-close look at how Department of Energy (DOE)-funded programs interact with private industry on a visit to General Atomics (GA) Wednesday...

  • GA-ASI Expands Relationship with GKN Aerospace

    Tails for Predator B Series Aircraft to be Built in the UKFARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – 17 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and GKN Aerospace have declared their intent to collaborate on composite tails for GA-ASI’s Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) series via a Letter of Interest (LOI) signed here today.“We are pleased to expand our relationship with GKN Aerospace as part of our growing industrial collaboration team in the UK,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “We...

  • GA-ASI Selected to Provide RPAS to Royal Netherlands Defence Force

    “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to meet the UAS requirements of the Royal Netherlands Air Force,” said Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI. “We are committed to providing a NATO-interoperable solution that enhances the ISR capabilities of the Netherlands and the Alliance.”

  • MQ-9B Provisioned for GPS and Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems

    In an effort to increase flexibility for its customers throughout the world, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) announced today that MQ-9B will be able to utilize both the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and European Galileo satellite constellation for its navigation systems. 

  • General Atomics Awarded Contract for Cryofracture Munitions Destruction System

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 12 JULY 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to upgrade a portable GA-EMS prototype cryofracture system and perform additional design and procurement to interface the system with a rotary kiln incinerator. Once integration and testing are completed, the prototype cryofracture system will be scheduled for delivery to Crane Army...

  • GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a MALE RPA

    GA-ASI SkyGuardian made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota...

  • DIII-D Researchers Earn Multiple Honors from American Physical Society

    The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded the two most prestigious prizes in plasma physics to researchers working at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility operated by General Atomics.

  • SkyGuardian Takes Off From North Dakota On Trans-Atlantic Flight

    July 10, 2018 - a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a MALE RPA.

  • GA-ASI Maximizing Fuel Capacity for MQ-25

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

  • General Atomics Announces Single- and Dual-Module Gulftronic Systems

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 02 July 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today it is delivering Single-Module and Dual-Module Gulftronic™ Electrostatic Separator systems to support carbon black plants and other facilities with low throughput slurry oil production requirements. GA-EMS is scheduled to deliver its first Single-Module Gulftronic system in November 2018.“Refineries around the world have been using our larger, multi-module Gulftronic systems to process higher valu...

  • Mission Payloads Tested on GA-ASI's MQ-25 Surrogate Aircraft

    SAN DIEGO – 28 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that it has successfully flown its MQ-25A surrogate aircraft – a Predator C Avenger – outfitted with a representative set of mission payloads, including Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Automatic Identification System (AIS), and Mission Processing. MQ-25 is the U.S.

  • General Atomics Establishes Memorial Website for Fusion Pioneer Tihiro Ohkawa

    During his six-decade career researching plasma physics, Dr. Tihiro Ohkawa helped lay the groundwork for much of modern fusion energy science. Ohkawa, who passed away in 2014, spent 34 years at General Atomics (GA)...

  • General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear Continues Successful Aircraft Recovery Testing

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 25 June 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that on May 24th, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system successfully completed its first C2-A Greyhound aircraft arrestment at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, N.J. The next day, AAG successfully completed its first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye arrestment, with the E-2C+ Hawkeye following on June 8. GA-EMS, in collaboration with the U.S.

  • GA-ASI To Fly First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a MALE RPA

    SAN DIEGO – 25 June 2018 – On July 10-11, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) plans to make the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). GA-ASI’s company-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA is scheduled to fly from the company’s Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA, to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK.

  • Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

    Conclusion of successful first large-scale RPA flights in JapanTOKYO – 21 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from 10 - 23 May were intended to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA."We thank the Mayor of Iki and the many other public and private stakeholder...

  • GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

    Represents another Important Step towards Airworthiness CertificationSAN DIEGO – 19 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace industry.

  • GA-ASI DAA System Aids FAA-Approved Flight of NASA Unmanned Aircraft

    SAN DIEGO – 12 June 2018 – A Detect and Avoid (DAA) avionics system developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) was the key technology that enabled an unmanned aircraft flight through the National Airspace System (NAS) after taking off from southern California today. The DAA system installed on Ikhana, a NASA-owned Predator® B/MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), enabled the UAS to meet the FAA’s 14 CFR 91.113(b) requirement to “see and avoid&rdqu...

  • AIAA Recognizes Outstanding GA-ASI Employees

    Dee Wilson and Robin Snider Receive Awards for Outstanding Contributions to AerospaceSAN DIEGO – 7 June 2018 – Dee Wilson and Robin Snider of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) were honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with awards for outstanding contributions to aerospace at an event on May 10th. GA-ASI is a leading employer in the San Diego area and manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-opti...

  • General Atomics Awarded ARPA-E Funding for Advanced Reactor Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded General Atomics (GA) a total of nearly $3 million in funding to continue development of two key technologies associated with GA’s Energy Multiplier Module (EM2) concept.

  • GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney Team Demonstrate Successful MQ-25 Engine Test

    GA-ASI/P&W team completed its first powered run of the PW815 with the GA-ASI MQ-25A inlet and exhaust configuration. The test met all objectives and collected extensive data that the team is now evaluating.

  • GA-ASI Launches Team SkyGuardian® Canada

    A Single Solution to Canada’s Multi-Mission RPAS Project Requirements also brings long-term growth, exports and jobs to key areas of Canadian IndustryOTTAWA, CANADA – 29 May 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and related mission systems solutions, today announced the official launch of Team SkyGuardian® Canada, consisting of Canadian teammates CAE Canada, MDA, and L3 WESCAM. The team...

  • DIII-D National Fusion Facility Begins Transformation to Prepare for Future Reactors

    One of the most flexible and highly instrumented fusion research reactors in the world is undergoing major enhancements that will pave the way to future fusion power plants.

  • GA-ASI Welcomes Public Visitors to "Guardian" Aircraft Demonstration

    IKI, Nagasaki, Japan – 14 May 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), gave the community of Iki City and Nagasaki Prefecture a “Public Day” demonstration of its Guardian RPA on May 13. Approximately 300 people visited Iki Airport and met the GA-ASI staff.The demonstrations, which officially began on Thursday, consist of approximately 10 five-hour test flights over a three week period out of Iki Airpor...

  • Whistling While You Work: Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Earth’s Ionosphere

    Electromagnetic waves known as “whistlers”, long seen in lightning and other natural phenomena, were observed for the first time in the DIII-D tokamak operated by General Atomics.

  • GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights in Japan

    Flights of first large-scale RPA conducted off Iki IslandTOKYO – 09 May 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced the first flight of the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in Japan during an opening ceremony on on Iki Island. The demonstration flights, taking place over the next three weeks, intend to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA."We thank the Mayor of Iki and the many other public and private stakeholders for t...

  • General Atomics and Japanese Officials Mark Important ITER Milestone

    Officials from U.S. and Japanese fusion energy programs gathered with leaders of General Atomics (GA) Thursday to celebrate delivery of the final spool of conductor from Japan to GA’s Magnet Technologies Center near San Diego.

  • General Atomics Awarded DOE Funding to Pursue Advanced Reactor Research

    General Atomics’ innovative SiGA™ silicon-carbide composite forms the basis of its Accident-Tolerant Fuel program, which is developing nuclear reactor fuel rods that can survive temperatures far beyond that of current materials.
  • General Atomics Completes Ready-For-Launch Testing of Orbital Test Bed Satellite

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 23 APRIL 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has completed full system and “ready for launch” pre-flight testing of its Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite. OTB will launch as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Technology Program (STP-2) flight on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • GA-ASI To Demonstrate Large RPA in Japan

    Flights Will Be Conducted in Cooperation with Iki City, Nagasaki PrefectureTOKYO – 17 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), announced today that it will conduct maritime surveillance flight demonstrations in May 2018 using the GA-ASI manufactured MQ-9 Guardian RPA. The Guardian will collect data and conduct scientific research while operating from the island of Iki, in Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture.

  • General Atomics Awarded Contract for Hazardous Waste Destruction Systems in China

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 17 APRIL 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Tianjin Saipeng Environmental Protection Technology Company, People’s Republic of China, for three industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) systems. The iSCWO systems will be installed at the Binhai New Area facility in the Tianjin municipality to provide a reliable, environmentally-sound capability to destroy hazardous liquid waste generated...

  • GA-ASI Demonstrates Flight Deck Taxi Capability for MQ-25

    SAN DIEGO – 16 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator® C Avenger® jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can integrate with the complexities of existing flight deck operations.“MQ-25 will need to i...

  • General Atomics Exhibiting Modular, Flexible Satellite Platforms at 34th Space Symposium

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 11 APRIL 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it will be exhibiting its satellite and space system technologies at the 34th Space Symposium, April 15-19, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO. GA-EMS continues to expand its portfolio of small satellite and mission-support capabilities, providing ground-to-space solutions for nano, micro and small satellites that offer a high degree of modularity and payload flexibility to suit a variety of missi...

  • Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark

    GA-ASI Sets RPA Industry Record With Help From Worldwide Customers BaseSAN DIEGO – 9 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on April 4, with 360,311 total missions completed and more than 90 percent of al...

  • GA-ASI Awarded FMS Development Contract for MQ-9B Protector

    SAN DIEGO – 06 April 2018 –General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is pleased to announce the recent award of a $81M Foreign Military Sales contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the United Kingdom (UK) MQ-9B PROTECTOR unmanned aircraft system programme. This contract provides for integration and component level testing for UK specific enhancements to support the MQ-9B PROTECTOR programme.

  • Avenger ER Sets New Endurance Record Flying 23.4 Consecutive Hours

    SAN DIEGO – 05 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has set a new endurance record with its Avenger® Extended Range (ER) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). On January 24-25, the next-generation Avenger ER flew 23.4 continuous hours in a representative Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) configuration while carrying out a simulated reconnaissance mission.

  • General Atomics Acoustic Detection System Successfully Performs at U.S. Army Event

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 08 MAR 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today the successful demonstration of their Fencepost acoustic detection system at the U.S. Army’s Fires Center of Excellence annual Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX) at Ft. Sill, in Lawton, OK.

  • Predator XP/RQ-1E Part of "Live-Fly" Airshow at UMEX

    UMEX, Abu Dhabi –02 March 2018 –The Predator XP/RQ-1E Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew above the tarmac of Al Ain Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of a “Live-Fly” event. The Live-Fly was held on February 27th and focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that support the defense and security sectors. The event was a part of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) held in Abu Dhabi.

  • General Atomics Awarded Army Contract to Advance Railgun Weapon System Technology

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 01 MAR 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to evaluate and mature electromagnetic railgun weapon system capabilities to support the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Command (ARDEC).

  • General Atomics Open House at Innovate ABQ Expands Business, Technology Efforts in Region

    New Office Provides Support for Collaboration, Growth SAN DIEGO, CA, 26 FEB 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it held an open house event to commemorate the organization’s new facility located in Innovate ABQ Lobo Rainforest in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attending the event and providing brief remarks were Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep.

  • General Atomics Delivers First Lift Batteries for USSOCOM’S New Dry Combat Submersible

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 15 FEB 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has delivered the first shipset of Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) batteries for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) new Dry Combat Submersible (DCS), a long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting personnel in a dry environment. GA-EMS is under contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation to provide LiFT batteries to power the DCS propulsion and internal s...

  • General Atomics Awarded DARPA Contract for Portable Diagnostic Device

    Device to Provide Bio-Threat Detection Capability in the Field SAN DIEGO, CA, 14 FEB 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a 12 month contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a next generation Portable Diagnostic Platform for personnel to quickly self-perform testing for an array of infectious diseases in the field. Over the 12 month contract period, GA-EMS will develop a verification...

  • GA-ASI Announces Best in Industry Partnerships for MQ-25

    SAN DIEGO – 13 February 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is proud to announce its MQ-25 Stingray offering to the U.S. Navy in collaboration with a range of highly regarded industry partners that represent the best in American aerospace.GA-ASI has designed a purpose-built MQ-25A Stingray, optimized for the tanking mission and providing exceptional fuel give, that will more than double the range of the Carrier Air Wing.

  • General Atomics Awarded Navy Contract for High Energy Density Capacitors

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 31 JAN 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to develop advanced, high energy density capacitors for use in High Power Microwave (HPM) systems. GA-EMS is applying advanced technologies to create high energy density capacitors that will enable the deployment of HPM systems on smaller and more tactically relevant Navy platforms...

  • General Atomics Acquires Assets of Xagenic, Inc.

    Acquisition Augments Microelectronics and Manufacturing Initiatives SAN DIEGO, CA, 25 JAN 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Xagenic, Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based developer of molecular diagnostic systems. The assets will be integrated into the new GA-EMS bio-sensor technology development operation located in Rancho Bernardo, California, to support the organization’s growth initiatives related to microelectro...

  • GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch and Recovery Capability for MQ-9B

    SAN DIEGO – 22 January 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully demonstrated its latest Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) using a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) data link for its MQ-9B SkyGuardian™/SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The demonstration also included the first SATCOM taxi of the MQ-9B.

  • General Atomics Announces New High Voltage, High Temperature Capacitors

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 17 JAN 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has developed a new capacitor technology capable of operating at high voltages and at temperatures as high as 500⁰C. The high voltage, high temperature capacitors allow for more stable operation of power electronics at voltages >1000 V and across more extreme temperature ranges.“This new high voltage capacitor technology offers a significant benefit to customers developing ultra-high tem...

  • Dr. Robert Peterkin Joins General Atomics as Director of Albuquerque Operations

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 12 JAN 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that Dr. Robert Peterkin has joined the organization as director of Operations for the organization’s new Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Dr.

  • General Atomics Capacitors Selected for Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopper

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 03 JAN 2018 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) through the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to develop and supply advanced, high energy density capacitors for integration into a non-lethal Pre-Emplaced Vehicle Stopper (PEVS) system for use in force protection and vehicle checkpoint operations.“We continue to shape capacitor techn...

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