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    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

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    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.

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    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.”

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    GA-ASI Breaks Ground On New Hangar In El Mirage

    The new facility in the high desert of southern California will be close to 150,000 square feet and be used to house and test GA-ASI’s latest Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) variant, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian.

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    GA-ASI Hosts Business Outreach Events for Belgium Companies

    The goal of the events – called “Blue Magic Belgium” – is to increase the number of Belgian technology companies that can provide research and development (R&D) and innovation to support GA-ASI. This outreach effort follows the Government of Belgium’s selection of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the RPA requirements of Belgian Defense.

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    GA-ASI Part of Aviation Week Laureate Award Winning Team

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and its teammates NASA, the FAA and Honeywell were honored for best achievement of 2018 in the category of Commercial Aviation-Unmanned Systems. The team was recognized for conducting the first FAA-approved, no chase plane required, flight of a large Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    General Atomics Successfully Demonstrates Aluminum Power System To Power Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle

    “This demonstration marks a major milestone for us, illustrating for the first time that ALPS can be successfully integrated to supply hydrogen and oxygen to fuel cells to generate electrical power and drive an underwater vehicle,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

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    US Air Force Surpasses 4 Million Flight Hours Using GA-ASI Aircraft

    “We are proud that our fleet of MQ-1 and MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems have supported the U.S. Air Force for more than four million flight hours,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “It’s another milestone in the distinguished history of the USAF and GA-ASI.

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    Sankhya and GA-ASI Collaborate on Simulation and Training for India

    “GA-ASI looks forward to this collaboration with Indian industry,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. GA-ASI anticipates working with Sankhya to provide simulation and training technology in compliance with global standards, and to deliver cutting-edge training to pilots, sensor operators, and maintenance crew. 

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    New Block 50 Ground Control Station Flies MQ-9 Reaper

    The Block 50 GCS cockpit for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) is designed with improved capabilities through an optimized Human Machine Interface (HMI) that significantly enhances aircrew situational awareness and allows for single seat operations. 

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    Air 7003 Team Reaper Australia Takes Shape

    “We’ve brought together a world-class group of companies that make up Team Reaper Australia, and the team continues to grow,” said Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI. “Following the Australian Government’s selection of GA-ASI to provide the Armed RPAS, Team Reaper Australia activity has increased significantly and all team members are committed to supporting ADF requirements.”

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    GA-ASI Continues Ontime Development of MQ-9B

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) is acquiring SkyGuardian as part of its Protector RG Mk1 program and is scheduled for first delivery in the early 2020s. Belgium also selected SkyGuardian for its defense needs. The RPA is being considered as an option for the Australian Defence Force, who chose GA-ASI to supply the RPA system for Project Air 7003.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2)

    “Using a portable laptop computer in conjunction with SATCOM taxi and Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability is a game-changer for our customers,” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI.

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    GA-ASI and Raytheon Deutschland Prove New Digital Sensor

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Raytheon Deutschland GmbH have successfully proven the performance of a recently developed Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensor called the Advanced Radar Detection System (ARDS).

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