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    General Atomics Announces NASA Deep Space Atomic Clock in Nominal Operation

    “OTB continues to operate nominally, and we are excited that DSAC is performing as anticipated,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We continue to provide operation services to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA for the currently scheduled year-long trial of DSAC’s functionality."

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    GA-ASI Awards Gray Eagle ER Modernization Contracts

    The Army awarded GA-ASI multiple contracts to upgrade the Gray Eagle ER’s avionics, datalinks and software in order to improve the UAS’s operational capability in contested environments.

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    GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights in Greece

    GA-ASI begins a series of demonstration flights using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flights, being hosted by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and staged out of Larissa Air Base in Greece, showcase the maritime surveillance capabilities of the MQ-9, as well as the GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system.

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    Australian Defence Force Selects GA-ASI's MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

    “We have worked closely with the ADF to determine the right RPAS to meet their needs,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “MQ-9B will provide the all-weather, multi-mission support, and interoperability that the ADF requires. We look forward to working closely with our Australian industry partners to provide a highly capable RPAS to the ADF, while creating high-tech jobs in Australia.”

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    General Atomics Researcher Honored for Fusion Engineering

    David Pace has been selected by the Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors to receive its Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award for his leadership within the fusion research community and his work developing fusion diagnostics at multiple international facilities.

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    GA-ASI Assists California Air National Guard with Fire Season

    GA-ASI is supporting the California Air National Guard as they provide real-time reconnaissance for California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighting operations in Southern California.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates Small Glide Munition Launched from Gray Eagle ER

    When launched from the GE-ER at maximum altitude, the glide weapon can reach extended ranges, which means it can effectively engage threats in a multi-domain operations environment while staying out the engagement zones of threat weapons.

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    GA-ASI To Conduct Series of Capability Demonstrations in Europe

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), announced today that they are working with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) in Greece to conduct a series of demonstration flights for European countries in December.

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    DIII-D Receives Five-Year Funding Award from Department of Energy

    The cooperative agreement enables GA’s stewardship of DIII-D to continue through 2024, providing opportunities for scientists from around the world to carry out important research in the development of practical fusion energy.

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    General Atomics Awarded Army Contract for Hydrogen Generation System Prototype

    “Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells offer a more reliable, efficient, quiet, reduced thermal signature and environmentally-sound option to support field operations,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

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    GA-ASI's Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight Hours

    “Six million flight hours is a testament to the reliability of our unmanned aircraft systems that are designed, built, and sustained by a dedicated group of skilled and innovative professionals for operations around the world,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “In our more than 25 years in business, GA-ASI has achieved a list of historic ‘firsts’ in RPA development and we have leveraged those accomplishments to better support our customer’s requirements.”

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    General Atomics Researcher Named Fellow of the American Physical Society

    According to the APS, Buttery was selected “for pioneering contributions to the understanding of magnetohydrodynamics stability in tokamak plasmas, including the physics of tearing modes and magnetic field errors, and for outstanding scientific leadership of national and international fusion research.”

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract for Manufacture of Hypersonic Glide Body Prototypes

    “We bring expertise in manufacturing highly complex systems, a long standing relationship with Sandia National Laboratories, and prior experience on the Block 0 glide body, to this high priority national security program,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

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    USSOCOM Increases Value of MALET Contract for GA-ASI Aircraft

    The funding increase from $15 million to $93 million is in response to the significantly expanded payload capacity of the newly fielded MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). 

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    GA-ASI Partnering with NASA to Demo Commercial Mission with a Large UAS in Southern California

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to perform a demonstration flight as part of the agency’s project to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

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    General Atomics Awarded Army Contract Supporting Hypersonic Glide Body Prototype Development

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to further the development of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (CHGB) and Flight Test Vehicle...

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    General Atomics Wins AFA Citation of Honor

    “Thank you to the U.S. Air Force Association for this extraordinary recognition,” said Alexander. “We’re proud to support the future generation of scientists and engineers who will drive our industry forward.” GA has been an advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and aerospace education for more than two decades through its charitable donations and outreach programs at the regional and national level.

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    GA-ASI To Demonstrate Agile Condor Capability for USAF

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to demonstrate the Air Force Research Lab’s “Agile Condor” capability using a MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) owned by GA-ASI. Agile Condor is a high-performance computing architecture that will be used to demonstrate artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates Multi-Mission Control and Metis

    Multi-Mission Control (MMC) enables a single pilot to control multiple MQ-9s for transit operations and routine Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions using a streamlined graphical user interface and lightweight hand controller.

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    USMC Sets New Milestone with GA-ASI MQ-9A

    The U.S. Marine Corps’ (USMC) Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) blazed a trail of firsts and was awarded the 2018 Marine Corps Aviation Association Unmanned Aircraft Squadron of the Year. 

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