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    Italian Air Force Flies New MQ-9A Block 5 RPA from GA-ASI

    On Nov. 9, 2023, the Italian Air Force (ItAF) made its first flight of a new MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The new RPA was delivered to the ItAF, along with a new Mobile Ground Control Station (MGCS), as part of a Mid-Life Modernization (MLM) update to the ItAF fleet of RPAs from GA-ASI.

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    GA-ASI and USMC Complete First MQ-9A WTI Training Class

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) teamed up to conduct flight training for Marines that was completed on Oct. 29, 2023. The seven-week course on the operation of MQ-9A Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft System was given to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates Short Takeoff/Landing of UAS on UK Carrier

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted a first-of-its-kind demonstration of its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability on the HMS Prince of Wales, a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, using the Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System.

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    GA-ASI Partners with EDGE to Integrate Smart Weapons onto MQ-9B

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optics, and related mission systems, and EDGE, a world-leading advanced technology group for defence and beyond, announced an agreement today to integrate EDGE smart weapons onto GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian® RPA.

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    Huneed Technologies Signs MOU to Supply Flat Panel Array to GA-ASI

    During a ceremony at ADEX (Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition) on Oct. 18, 2023, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed Technologies for the Korean company to produce a flat panel array for GA-ASI’s Lynx® and Eagle-Eye Multi-mode Radar systems.

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    ROKADI to Supply Fuel Interface Rings to GA-ASI

    Republic of Korea-based ROKADI has signed a Purchase Order to supply General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) with fuel interface rings for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian®/SeaGuardian® Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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    GA-ASI Advances Aerial Recovery for SUAS and ALE

    “Integrating air-launched UAS from Group 5 unmanned aircraft is possible, in part, thanks to advances in relative navigation technology, complex towline analysis, and multi-aircraft control being pioneered by GA-ASI,” said Mike Atwood, Vice President of Advanced Programs at GA-ASI.

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    General Atomics Awarded Conceptual Design Contract Supporting Sandia National Laboratories

    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.

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    2nd Special Operations Squadron Awarded RPA Squadron of the Year

    The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) presented the 2022 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Squadron of the Year Award to the 2nd Special Operations Squadron (SOS) at a special ceremony at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 11, 2023.

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    GA-ASI to be Inducted into the International Air and Space Hall of Fame

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will be inducted into International Air & Space Hall of Fame during an event at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.

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    General Atomics Acquires EO Vista, LLC

    General Atomics announced today that it has acquired EO Vista, LLC, a leader in the development of advanced space-based and airborne electro-optical payloads, based in Acton, MA.

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    Neal and Linden S. Blue Receive Alison Award from AFA

    During a special event at the 2023 Air, Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland today, the Air Force Association (AFA) presented General Atomics’ Chairman and CEO Neal Blue and Linden S. Blue with the John R. Alison Award.

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    General Atomics Demonstrates PFAS Waste Destruction for Invited Federal, State and Waste Management Representatives

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) conducted live demonstrations of its industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system destroying PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals for a contingency of invited federal, state, municipal, remediation, and waste management company representatives.

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    GA-ASI Poised to Begin LongShot Flight Testing Phase

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is poised to begin the flight-testing phase on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) LongShot program.

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    General Atomics-led Team Awarded $7.4 Million to Develop Transformational Fusion Data Platform

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a multi-institutional team of data scientists led by General Atomics (GA) to develop a Fusion Data Platform (FDP) for advancing high-priority fusion research.

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    Netherlands Increases Order of MQ-9A from GA-ASI

    The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will double the number of MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft they will procure, taking the total order from four to eight aircraft. The first four MQ-9A Block 5 Reapers and associated Ground Control Stations were delivered to the RNLAF in 2022.

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    General Atomics Destroys PFAS "Forever Chemicals" In Biosolids Waste

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that its industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system successfully destroyed per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in biosolids waste from samples provided by two Southern California waste management facilities.

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    General Atomics Destroys PFAS "Forever Chemicals" in Landfill Leachate

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that its industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system has successfully destroyed per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-contaminated landfill leachate sourced from a municipal landfill.

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    GA-ASI Opens New Hangar at FTTC in Grand Forks, ND

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) hosted a grand opening event on August 9, 2023 to mark the opening of its newest hangar at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Business Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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    GA-ASI Advances Ecosystem for Autonomously Operational UCAV

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) advanced its ability to operationalize the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) ecosystem by combining advanced autonomy and government-provided human-machine interface (HMI) hardware.