Since 2006, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has facilitated the development of solutions to meet the challenges of guidance, communications, and control for weapons operating at speeds greater than Mach 5.  Today, GA-EMS is delivering hardware for hypersonic weapons while continuing to work toward solutions that defend against evolving hypersonic systems of the future.


Advanced Materials

  • Developing advanced composite materials based on decades of experience in the nuclear energy industry
  • Invested in technology development, equipment, tooling, and infrastructure for Carbon Matrix Composites
  • Highly skilled, cleared workforce experienced in:
    • Composite materials research, development, and manufacturing
    • Engineering and material solutions development for Hypersonic Glide Bodies (HGBs)

Hypersonic Weapons and Cable Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Tupelo, MS
    • Focused capabilities for secured, metallic and non-metallic (composite materials) manufacturing
    • Conformance to strict design and quality tolerances required for hypersonic flight
  • Cable Manufacturing Center of Excellence in San Diego, CA
    • Successful build and flight testing for hypersonic glide body flight and test cables