News & Media

Press Releases

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Orbital Test Bed Satellite Successfully Launched and Deployed

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that its Orbital Test Bed (OTB) satellite was successfully launched on-board the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral.

  • Post Thumbnail

    Recent Breakthrough on DIII-D Enables Major Step Toward Economical Fusion Energy

    It’s called “Super-H Mode,” and it could mean a dramatic reduction in the cost and size of future fusion reactors. Experiments exploring a new advanced operating mode for fusion reactors that could represent a major step toward realizing a nearly limitless source of carbon-free energy. 

  • Post Thumbnail

    GA-ASI Supports ATC Demonstration

    “This simulated MALE RPA flight operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) was actively managed by civil ATCOs, dealing with every conceivable contingency scenario,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “This demonstration helps show the Air Traffic Management community that flying large RPA in civil airspace can be as safe as managing a commercial manned aircraft, when the RPAS is properly designed.”

  • Post Thumbnail

    I2C Makes Situational Awareness More Affordable Using Automation & UX-Based Design

    The new Integrated Intelligence Center (I2C) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) presents innovative ways to improve the user experience for operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) using automation and user experience-based design (UX).

  • Post Thumbnail

    SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights

    The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – designed and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) – has now flown more than 100 test flights as development continues towards its first delivery to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of the Protector RG Mk1 programme.

  • Post Thumbnail

    Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI's Blue Magic Belgium Event

    Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

  • Post Thumbnail

    Team SkyGuardian Canada Looking to Grow

    Team SkyGuardian presents Canadian industry with business opportunities in the Canadian RPAS Project and across the global fleet of more than 400 MQ-9 aircraft flying throughout the world. To facilitate the Team’s growth, GA-ASI and Team SkyGuardian will engage industry across all regions of Canada through industry events.

  • Post Thumbnail

    GA-ASI Integrating L3 WESCAM’s MX™-20 onto Multiple Platforms as Part of Team SkyGuardian Canada

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) are integrating WESCAM’s MX™-20 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging system onto the SkyGuardian RPAS, as well as the MQ-9 Reaper that is currently being operated by several NATO countries.

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Orbital Test Bed Satellite Arrives at Cape Canaveral

    “This will be our first OTB satellite launch, and we are extremely excited to be delivering new technology demonstrations into orbit that will help drive future space exploration,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

  • Post Thumbnail

    DIII-D National Fusion Program Completes Year-Long Facility Upgrade

    The new technologies installed during the 11-month upgrade will play a key role in developing the scientific basis for fusion as a reliable and nearly limitless energy source. When experiments restart in early June, researchers will converge on San Diego to use these tools to optimize the performance of fusion plasmas and help bring practical fusion energy closer to realization.

  • Post Thumbnail

    19 Companies to Present Capabilities at GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium

    “We look forward to the opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of Belgium’s most innovative companies,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “We’re committed to providing the best RPA to Belgian Defense and all NATO countries. To support that effort, we’re identifying and establishing relationships with companies across Belgium that can assist us.”

  • Post Thumbnail

    AIAA Recognizes Outstanding GA-ASI Employees

    Chris Dusseault, Claudia Mowery and Brandon Suarez 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

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Completes Fabrication of First ITER Central Solenoid Module

    A critical milestone was reached this month when General Atomics (GA) completed fabrication of the first of six modules that will make up the ITER Central Solenoid. Operation of the magnet will enable ITER to create and sustain fusion on a scale unprecedented on earth by providing 15 million amperes of plasma current.

  • Post Thumbnail

    71 GA-ASI Suppliers Recognized with Supplier Excellence Awards

    “GA-ASI’s success is based largely on our highly skilled and dependable supply chain,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “We’d like to thank all our suppliers for their dedicated service and commitment to excellence, especially the 71 companies we recognized with this year’s awards.”

  • Post Thumbnail

    Army Concludes New Equipment Training for Gray Eagle Extended Range

    The training covered new maintenance procedures, manuals and ground support equipment associated with the MQ-1C ER, which is a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

  • Post Thumbnail

    Gray Eagle Model Featured in New Army Museum

    The model was donated by Gray Eagle developer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and follows the $50,000 cash donation the company pledged to the Museum in 2018. The NMUSA is being readied for its official public opening in 2020.

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Tesat-Spacecom

    SAN DIEGO, CA, 09 APRIL 2019 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Tesat-Spacecom GmbH& Co. KG, Germany announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop certified Space-based Laser Communication Terminals (SB-LCT) to support U.S. defense and intelligence applications.

  • Post Thumbnail

    Certifiable Ground Control Station Controls First End-To-End Flight

    The Certifiable Ground Control Station (CGCS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was used to control the complete flight of an MQ-9B SkyGuardian – including takeoff and landing – on March 12th. This is the first time the CGCS has been used to control an entire end-to-end flight of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Featuring New Satellite Solutions at 35th Space Symposium

    “This is a very exciting time for us, as we anticipate the imminent launch of our first OTB spacecraft on the next Falcon Heavy, which will deliver multiple payloads, including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Atomic Clock, to low Earth orbit,” added Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS.

  • Post Thumbnail

    General Atomics Advanced Arresting Gear System Successfully Completes Barricade Arrestment Test

    Marking a critical testing milestone in qualifying the AAG system for barricade use on board Ford-class aircraft carriers. This is the first such test event performed by NAVAIR in more than 20 years.

RSS Feed