Press Releases

  • 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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