General Atomics Supports Successful Test of Hypersonic Glide Body

SAN DIEGO, CA, (March 20, 2020) - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) participated in the successful testing of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (CHGB) during joint flight test Flight Experiment 2 (FE-2) in support of the Army Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) and the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) programs. This event was one in a series of tests slated to be conducted by the joint services. GA-EMS provided flight hardware and cables, flight software inputs and testing, test event training, data network infrastructure and data management.

“This is a national priority program and test events like FE-2 are important in demonstrating and validating hypersonic flight capabilities,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “We are proud to leverage our expertise in manufacturing highly complex systems, design analysis, and flight test planning and execution to demonstrate this critical technology successfully in an operational setting. We look forward to further advancing these capabilities for the nation to effectively address emerging threats on the battlefield.”

Since 2006, GA-EMS has been working with industry, government and the Departments of Defense and Energy to develop and test hypersonic weapons. Currently, GA-EMS is providing manufacturing, production, engineering and technical support to integrate, test, and evaluate CHGB and flight test vehicles through system and subsystem-level ground and flight test activities.

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 electric 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 critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

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