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    GA-ASI Employees and Programs Win Seven AIAA Awards

    Employees and teams from GA-ASI were honored with seven awards from the San Diego Section of the AIAA in the categories of lifetime achievement, outstanding aerospace engineering and engineering management, and community support at both the company and individual levels.

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    General Atomics Innovations Drive Breakthroughs in Inertial Fusion and Enable Repeated Fusion Ignition Experiments at National Ignition Facility

    A new tool developed by General Atomics (GA) is enabling scientists to optimize the quality of targets used in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments.

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    GA-ASI on Contract to Build and Field First Gray Eagle 25M Unit for Army National Guard

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announces that the Army National Guard (ARNG) has ordered 12 Gray Eagle 25M (GE 25M) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) paid for as part of 2023 congressional funding.

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    DIII-D National Fusion Facility, NERSC, and ESnet Collaboration Speeds Nuclear Fusion Research

    As the global population continues to grow, demand for energy will also increase. One potentially transformative way of meeting that demand is by generating energy using nuclear fusion, which does not emit carbon or consume scarce natural resources and could therefore present a solution that is both equitable and ecologically sound.

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    GA-ASI Completes Durability Test for HFE 2.0 Engine

    On May 16, 2024, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed durability testing for its new 200-horsepower heavy fuel engine at its El Mirage, California, flight facility.

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    GA-ASI Awarded AI Smart Sensor Contract

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a $94,808,020 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, development, test, and evaluation of Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Smart Sensor Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) prototype.

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    GA-ASI and USMC Complete MQ-9A WTI Training with SkyTower I Pod

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) teamed up to conduct flight training on the operation of the MQ-9A Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona.

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    GA-ASI Developing New ABAD Pod for Battlefield Awareness and Defense

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop a new Airborne Battlespace Awareness and Defense (ABAD) capability.

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    GA-ASI and Shift5 Partner to Embed Observability Into MQ-9A Reaper

    Today, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced its partnership with Shift5 to integrate the company’s onboard cyber anomaly detection and predictive maintenance capabilities into the MQ-9A Reaper for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

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    DIII-D National Fusion Program Completes Facility Upgrade

    The DIII-D National Fusion Facility has completed a series of important enhancements, providing researchers with several first-of-a-kind tools for controlling and understanding the function of fusion plasmas.

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    GA-ASI Delivers First MQ-9A Extended Range to USMC's VMUT-2

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) celebrated the delivery of the first MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Squadron 2 (VMUT-2).

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    GA-ASI Selected to Build CCA for AFLCMC

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been selected to build production representative flight test articles of the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) for the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).

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    GA-ASI Adding AESA Antenna to EagleEye Radar

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is continuing its support of EagleEye multi-mode radar development with a company investment to add an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna and associated software that will increase range and deliver significant mode enhancements. AESA will be a “drop-in” hardware upgrade to the existing EagleEye radar and could be an option for the new Gray Eagle 25M (GE 25M) aircraft assembly when ready.

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    GA-ASI Mojave Lights Up the Yuma Desert in Live-Fire Demonstration

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) confirms that its Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) destroyed static targets in live-fire tests on April 13, 2024, validating the system’s battlefield relevance and recording another milestone for the demonstrator aircraft.

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    The Netherlands To Upgrade Their MQ-9A Capabilities

    The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is working with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to make important upgrades to their growing fleet of MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

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    General Atomics Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

    General Atomics (GA) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to investigate collaborative project opportunities to support United Arab Emirates (UAE) nuclear energy programs.

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    GA-ASI Adds New Capabilities to its Predator Mission Trainer

    In a move that will be welcomed by many of its international customers, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has installed enhanced operating software into its Predator Mission Trainer (PMT) simulator that resides at GA-ASI’s Flight Test & Training Center (FTTC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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    GA-ASI Tests Sonobuoy Dispensing System with MQ-9B SeaGuardian

    On Feb. 27, 2024, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in cooperation with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), conducted a series of tests on GA-ASI’s Sonobuoy Dispensing System (SDS) using the MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on the U.S. Navy’s W-291 test range in southern California.

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    GA-ASI Hosts Joint Industry/Government Open Architecture Conference

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) hosted an Open Architecture Symposium on Feb. 29, 2024, at its headquarters in Poway, California. At the symposium, government and industry speakers highlighted the tools, communities, and partners required to put Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) into practice in the development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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    General Atomics Launches New Full Spectrum Imaging System For Crime Scene Evidence Capture

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today the launch of the new Full Spectrum Imaging System (FSIS) Crime Scene Examiner (FSIS-CSE), the latest addition to the company’s line of crime scene latent evidence detection and image capture systems.