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    GA-ASI Flight Tests LEO SATCOM on MQ-9A

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the Air National Guard (ANG), with joint support from the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF), flight tested an MQ-9A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) equipped with a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications (SATCOM) Command and Control system

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    GA-ASI Selected to Build OBSS for AFRL

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will manufacture and perform demonstration flights of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) unmanned Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) aircraft. Following a 12-month base period that culminated in a critical design review (CDR), AFRL exercised a build and flight test option.

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    GA-ASI Selected by DARPA to Support Liberty Lifter Program

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of an aircraft capable of sustained seaborne strategic and tactical lift.

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    GA-ASI's Eaglet Takes Its First Flight

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE) for the first time as part of a flight demonstration based out of the Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, on Dec. 8, 2022.

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    General Atomics GAzelle Satellite with Argos-4 Payload Completes Post Launch Acceptance Review

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that the recently launched GAzelle satellite hosting the Argos-4 and RadMon payloads has successfully completed its on-orbit Post Launch Acceptance Review (PLAR).

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    GA and LLNL Announce Partnership to Advance Power and Exhaust Handling in Fusion Pilot Plants

    General Atomics (GA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have been awarded funding to advance power and particle exhaust capabilities in commercial-scale fusion energy pilot plants (FPPs) using machine learning.

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    GA-ASI Flies Multiple Missions Using Artificially Intelligent Pilots

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) further advanced its Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) ecosystem by flying three unique missions with artificially intelligent (AI) pilots on an operationally relevant Open Mission System (OMS) software stack.

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    General Atomics Researcher Named Fellow of the American Physical Society

    General Atomics (GA) researcher Dr. Michael Van Zeeland has been selected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

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    General Atomics Scientists Use DOE Supercomputers to Advance Fusion Energy

    Scientists at General Atomics (GA), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego (UC San Diego) have been awarded highly sought-after computing time on two of the most powerful supercomputers in the world as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. 

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    GA-ASI Flies First M2DO MQ-9A Aircraft

    On Nov. 10, 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the first production MQ-9A Multi-Domain Operations (M2DO)-ready variant of the U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper.

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract from Advanced Space for Cislunar Spacecraft for AFRL Oracle Program

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it is under contract to Advanced Space LLC to build an ESPA-Grande class satellite, perform payload integration, and space vehicle test for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Oracle spacecraft program.

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    GA-ASI Announces Strategic Partnership with Bharat Forge to Manufacture Aerostructures

    In a major move to boost manufacturing in India, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Bharat Forge Limited, India have announced a partnership to manufacture main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of remotely piloted aircraft.