GA-ASI and Sener Sign Teaming Agreement on Predator UAS Series

Jan 09, 2008

Collaboration Offers a Superior Management, Technical and Cost-Effective Approach

SAN DIEGO – 9 January 2008 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical reconnaissance radars, and SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A., a leading Spanish engineering, consulting and systems integration company, today announced that they have signed a teaming agreement that promotes use of the Predator® UAS series to support Spain’s airborne surveillance and reconnaissance requirements.

“Our reliable and affordable Predator UAS series has provided nearly 400,000 flight hours of superior Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance [ISR] support to customers worldwide, including Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States,” said Thomas J. Cassidy, Jr., president, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. “These aircraft offer a proven, versatile, and cost-effective solution that will meet Spain’s surveillance requirements and expectations. We are pleased to team with SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. in this important venture.”

The combined capabilities of GA-ASI and SENER create a winning team uniquely positioned to provide Spain with a superior management, technical, and cost-effective response to satisfy the nation’s domestic and international reconnaissance requirements for Defense and Security. The Predator series of unmanned aircraft provides persistent situational awareness. The aircraft have long demonstrated unmatched capabilities in safeguarding national borders and maritime approaches from illicit activities and immigration, supporting combat forces across the globe, and improving responses to natural disasters.

“We are proud of this partnership with GA-ASI that joins the demonstrated capabilities of the Predator system together with the experience of SENER in delivering ISR systems to the Spanish Defense and Security Forces through the adaptation and integration of platforms and sensors to the customer’s specific needs,” said Rafael Quintana, general manager for Aerospace, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. ”The participation of SENER will also guarantee the required level of operational and logistical support to the system.”

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, provides comprehensive unmanned aircraft and radar solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable unmanned aircraft systems, including Predator A, Predator B, and Sky Warrior®, and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The company’s Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® SAR/GMTI radar onto both manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as the highly sophisticated CLAW® sensor control software. For more information, please visit


SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. is a leading engineering, consultancy and systems integration company based in Spain, as well as Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Mexico DF, Warsaw and Okayama (Japan). Since its founding, SENER has become an international benchmark in the Aerospace, Civil and Architecture, Energy and Process and Naval Engineering fields. In the Defense and Security area, SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. is a specialist in missiles components and systems; space mechanisms and electronics; guidance, navigation and control systems; the design and manufacturing of Control and Actuation Systems; and electro-optics and electronics for ISR systems. SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. has been providing Governments and the major companies in the aerospace sector worldwide with engineering services, equipment manufacturing, and systems integration for the last 40 years. For more information please visit

Predator, Sky Warrior, Lynx, and CLAW are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Additional information on the agreement may be obtained by contacting the following:

Oihana Casas SENER
Ingeniería y Sistemas
(+34) 91 807 7318

GA-ASI’s Spanish Representative:
(+34) 69 692 8477

Kimberly Kasitz
Public Relations Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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