General Atomics Awarded Conceptual Design Contract Supporting Sandia National Laboratories

SAN DIEGO – 26 Sept 2023 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Sandia National Laboratories to provide design development services in support of a conceptual research reactor design for a new advanced facility. The concept design will facilitate the safe utilization, operation, and maintenance of the reactor and supporting systems.

“GA-EMS has a rich heritage and extensive expertise in the design, construction, installation, and on-going upgrades and support of a worldwide fleet of TRIGA® reactors,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We have long enjoyed a strong working relationship with Sandia and look forward to delivering a new facility conceptual design under this contract to support their experimental, research and development activities going forward.”

GA-EMS’ expertise is based on nearly seven decades of designing and operating its TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics) reactors, which are the most widely used research reactors in the world.  General Atomics has installed a variety of TRIGA reactor configurations in 68 facilities in 24 countries that support nuclear research, testing, and training activities at universities, government and industrial laboratories, and medical centers.

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development, and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. For further information, visit

Media Contact

Go Back