SAN DIEGO – 14 March 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) awarded Huneed Technologies, a global Aerospace & Defense company specializing in tactical communication and avionics equipment, a contract to manufacture and supply Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) for its unmanned aircraft. GA-ASI is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) including the Predator®, Reaper, Gray Eagle Extended Range and Avenger® aircraft.
GA-ASI is manufacturer of the MQ-9, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft operated by the U.S. and many NATO countries, as an intelligence-gathering and strike-capable asset. GA-ASI has delivered more than 1,000 unmanned aircraft since its founding in 1992 and its aircraft have flown over 7 million hours. GA-ASI’s newest and most advanced aircraft, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian®, are tailored to meet the multi-domain and multi-environmental needs of its customers.
In 2017, Huneed entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GA-ASI in identifying strategic partnership areas. The MOU was renewed in 2021 during Seoul ADEX 2021 covering three areas: engineering, development, testing, and manufacturing of CCA; incorporation of Huneed’s High Trunk Capacity Trunk Radio Systems with GA-ASI’s SkyTower technology to enable relay/repeater function; and collaboration on the development of an Korean Integrated Intelligence Center (KIIC).
“Huneed is Korea's leading defense and aviation company with a long track record of establishing successful business relationships with a number of global OEMs in the aerospace industry. Huneed possesses advanced processes and production capabilities to join our global supply chain, and we expect GA-ASI and Huneed to be long-term partners,” said Bob Schoeffling, vice president of International Strategic Development at GA-ASI.
In response, Huneed’s Chairman Eugene Kim said: “Unmanned technology is strategically important to global security with advanced technology necessary to protect aircraft pilots from external threats, while providing the capabilities to monitor battlefields. As we cooperate with a global leader in unmanned technology, GA-ASI will prove Huneed’s capabilities, and we will do our best to demonstrate that.”
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent situational awareness. The company also produces a variety of sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com
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