Since 2006, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been facilitating the development of solutions to meet the challenges of guidance, communications, and control for weapons operating at speeds greater than Mach 5. GA-EMS is delivering hardware for today’s hypersonic weapons while it continues to work toward solutions to defend against more advanced hypersonic systems.


Advanced Materials

  • A long history of developing advanced composite materials based on decades of experience in the nuclear energy industry
  • An existing portfolio of advanced manufacturing capabilities and facilities
  • A commitment to invest in technology development, equipment, tooling, and infrastructure for Carbon Matrix Composites
  • A highly skilled, cleared workforce with extensive experience in:
    • Composite materials research, development, and manufacturing, and
    • Development of engineering and material solutions for Hypersonic Glide Bodies (HGBs)


  • 100,000 ft² hypersonic weapons manufacturing center in Tupelo, MS
    • Focused facility fully capable of secured, metallic and non-metallic (composite materials) manufacturing that meets the strict design and quality tolerances required for hypersonic flight
  • Hypersonic weapons cable center of excellence in San Diego, CA
    • GA-EMS built the majority of all hypersonic glide body flight and test cables for multiple successful flight tests
Hypersonic weapons manufacturing center in Tupelo, MS
Manufacturing Center in Tupelo, MS