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2023 Press Releases

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    General Atomics Scientist Honored for Career Achievements in Fusion Energy

    Fusion Power Associates (FPA) has awarded one of its 2023 Distinguished Career Awards to General Atomics (GA) fusion scientist Dr. Tony Taylor for his contributions in advancing international fusion energy research. The FPA Distinguished Career Awards are given annually to individuals who have made distinguished, lifelong career contributions to fusion development.

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    Government of Canada Orders the MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS from GA-ASI

    The Government of Canada has signed a contract to purchase a fleet of MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The order includes the associated Certified Ground Control Stations and support equipment from GA-ASI. The first delivery is expected in 2028.

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract from Bay West, LLC For PFAS Destruction Demonstrations

    GA-EMS announced that it has been awarded a contract by Bay West, LLC, an environmental remediation and industrial solutions firm, to destroy per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in multiple demonstration projects using GA-EMS’ industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system.

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    General Atomics Brings Inertial Fusion Energy Expertise to Two National Research Hubs

    General Atomics (GA) has been selected as a team member for two science and technology hubs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Inertial Fusion Energy Science & Technology Accelerated Research (IFE-STAR) program to advance IFE science and technologies.

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    General Atomics Awarded Defense Innovation Unit Contract To Demonstrate iSCWO System for PFAS Destruction

    GA-EMS announced that it has been awarded a contract funded by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) through the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to demonstrate the company’s iSCWO (industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation) system’s capabilities to destroy per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a variety of impacted waste streams.

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    General Atomics Applauds Announcement of International Strategy to Commercialize Fusion Energy

    General Atomics (GA) applauds the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announcement that the United States will pursue a global strategy to commercialize fusion energy. This plan will support broad international cooperation to develop fusion as a clean energy source for the next generation.

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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.

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    GA-ASI Mojave STOL UAS Completes First Dirt Operation

    On August 1, 2023, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed multiple successful takeoffs and landings with its Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on a dirt strip near El Mirage, Calif.

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    General Atomics Sponsors Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event

    General Atomics (GA) was a proud Gold Sponsor of the 35th annual Navy Gold Coast small business procurement event at the Convention Center in San Diego, CA on July 26th – 28th. Navy Gold Coast is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country.

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    DIII-D National Fusion Facility Completes Record-Breaking 1,600-Hour Research Campaign

    The DIII-D National Fusion Facility completed its current two-year research campaign yesterday evening, closing out a series of experiments that pioneered many transformational advances for fusion energy. The campaign included a record-breaking 1,600 hours of plasma research as part of 140 ground-breaking studies.

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    USMC Completes 20,000 Flight Hours with MUX MALE MQ-9A

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) congratulates the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) on achieving a significant milestone of surpassing 20,000 flight hours with their Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Expeditionary (MUX) Medium-Altitude, High-Endurance (MALE) MQ-9A Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    USAF Flies with Angry Kitten Jamming Pod

    The U.S. Air Force flew a remotely piloted aircraft equipped with an Angry Kitten® ALQ-167 Electronic Warfare Countermeasure Pod for the first time on April 27, 2023. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. integrated the pod onto the aircraft.

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    GA-ASI's Unmanned Aircraft Cross 8 Million Flight Hours

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that its family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which includes the Predator®, Reaper, Gray Eagle, Avenger®, and MQ-9B SkyGuardian®/SeaGuardian® lines, has surpassed eight million flight hours.

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    GA-ASI, CAL FIRE and CA ANG Complete Flight Demo of REAP Pod on MQ-9A

    In collaboration with the California Air National Guard (CA ANG), National Guard Bureau (NGB), AT&T FirstNet, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract for Advanced Submarine Propulsion Concept Designs

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Applied Physical Sciences to perform propulsion system design, to provide modeling, technical evaluation, and analysis supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Advanced Propulsor, Experimental (APEX) program.

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    GA-ASI Selects ScioTeq to Support Detect and Avoid Program

    As General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) continues towards its development goal of earning Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the FAA for its internally developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system, the company has selected Belgium-based ScioTeq to supply a certified processor and display for its DAA solution.

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    GA-ASI Performs First Flight of New Heavy Fuel Engine for Gray Eagle ER

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted the first flight of its new 200-horsepower heavy fuel engine on a Gray Eagle aircraft at its El Mirage flight facility on May 9, 2023.

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    3 GA-ASI Engineers Win Awards from AIAA

    Three senior engineers from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) were honored with awards from the San Diego section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in the areas of outstanding aerospace engineering and engineering management.

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract For EMALS and AAG for Future Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier USS Doris Miller

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification by Naval Air Systems Command for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the future Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Doris Miller (CVN 81).

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    GA-ASI SeaGuardian Supports Northern Edge 2023

    As part of a U.S. Navy contract, an MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Unmanned Aircraft System from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) supported the NORTHERN EDGE 2023 (NE23) exercise May 8-19, 2023.

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    General Atomics and Tokamak Energy Announce Collaboration Regarding High Temperature Superconducting Magnet Technologies

    US headquartered General Atomics (GA) and UK headquartered Tokamak Energy Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the area of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) technology for fusion energy and other industry applications.

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    Upgraded Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS Featured in Demo

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is supporting a demonstration that began in March and is featuring two U.S. Army-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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    SeaGuardian Used by USN in Support of Integrated Battle Problem

    In support of the U.S. Navy’s (USN) Integrated Battle Problem 2023 (IBP-23) exercise in May, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted a series of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises cooperatively with the USN Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadrons (HSM) 38, 49, 71, and 75.

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    GA-ASI Delivers First New-Build MQ-9A to USMC

    Following delivery of the first two MQ-9A Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were procured upon the successful completion of a Company-Owned Company-Operated (COCO) Deployment Contract, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) are celebrating the delivery of the first new-build MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) UAS to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on April 19, 2023.

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    Congressional Fusion Caucus Chair Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr. Visits General Atomics

    Last week, Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr. (VA), Chair of the Congressional Fusion Caucus, visited General Atomics (GA) to tour the DIII-D National Fusion Facility and GA’s inertial fusion fabrication facilities.

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    San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria Tours General Atomics Fusion Facilities

    San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria visited General Atomics (GA) to tour the DIII-D National Fusion Facility and GA’s inertial fusion laboratories. Mayor Gloria was joined by representatives of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

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    General Atomics Awarded Contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat for Virginia-class Payload Tube Manufacturing

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat for manufacturing, production, and delivery of Virginia Payload Tubes (VPTs) for upcoming Virginia-class submarines.

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    Protector Training for First RAF Cohort Begins at GA-ASI's FTTC

    On May 1, 2023, the Royal Air Force (RAF) began training its first cohort of pilots, sensor operators, and mission intelligence coordinators on operating its new Protector Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) at the Flight Test & Training Center (FTTC) in Grand Forks, N.D. The FTTC is owned and operated by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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    General Atomics Delivers Spacecraft Simulator Supporting NASA TSIS-2 Program

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has developed and delivered a spacecraft simulator to the University of Colorado (CU) Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in support of the Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor- 2 (TSIS-2) spacecraft program.

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    GA-ASI Announces FY23 Congressional Funding of Gray Eagle 25M for Army National Guard Units

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announces that the Army National Guard (ARNG) has received fiscal year 2023 Congressional funding for 12 new Gray Eagle 25M (GE-25M) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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    DIII-D National Fusion Facility Completes Highest-Powered Negative Triangularity Experiments in History of U.S. Fusion Research Program

    The DIII-D National Fusion Facility has completed an innovative month-long fusion research campaign utilizing a plasma configuration known as “negative triangularity.”

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    MQ-9B SeaGuardian Featured in US Navy Group Sail Exercise

    The U.S. Navy’s Group Sail Exercise, held over a six-day period in Hawaiian military operating areas, featured one of the world’s most advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) — the MQ-9B SeaGuardian® supplied by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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    General Atomics' iSCWO Process Tested, Verified by EPA For the Destruction of PFAS

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a detailed report (EPA/600/R-22/257) documenting test results and verifying GA-EMS’ commercial industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system’s effectiveness in the destruction of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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    General Atomics Completes Commissioning Of Space Environmental Testing Chambers

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that Thermal Vacuum Chamber commissioning has been completed at the company’s Centennial, CO space system development facilities.

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    GA-ASI Flies MQ-20 Avenger Autonomously Using LEO SATCOM Datalink

    On April 6, 2023, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) conducted live, tactical, air combat maneuvers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) pilots to control a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger® Unmanned Aircraft System.

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    USMC Use GA-ASI MQ-9A for Training Exercise

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) on a series of Service-Level Training Exercises (SLTE) using a company-owned MQ-9A Unmanned Aircraft System to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC).

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    AFSOC Selects MQ-9B SkyGuardian for UAS Family of Systems Concept

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is proud to announce a new contract with U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to provide three MQ-9B SkyGuardian® remotely piloted aircraft systems to its first U.S. customer.

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    GA-ASI Continues LongShot Support

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is pleased to continue supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) LongShot program.

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    GA-ASI Signs New Memorandum of Understanding with Conflux

    In an effort to further advance its Additive Manufacturing capability, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has established a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its longtime partner Conflux Technology.

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    GA-ASI Announces Reimagined Blue Magic Belgium for 2023

    This year’s event will grow to include more companies and a broader base of technologies that will vie for capital investment. Joining GA-ASI this year will be Lockheed Martin Ventures and Belgium-based technology facilitator A6K.

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    GA-ASI Establishes New Collaboration Agreement with Leidos in Australia

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Leidos have agreed to continue the successful business relationship previously held between GA-ASI and Cobham Australia. With Leidos’ acquisition of the Cobham Special Mission business in October 2022, Leidos has now assumed the role of GA-ASI’s primary Australian industry collaborator for defence and security business.

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    GA-ASI Selected for Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force MALE RPAS Project

    “We’re pleased to support the JMSDF’s trial operation with our SeaGuardian UAS,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. “We know there is a need in Japan and worldwide for affordable long-endurance airborne surveillance in the maritime domain.”

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    GA-ASI Performs Cold Weather Validation Using MQ-9B SkyGuardian

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully performed Cold Weather Validation (CWV) using a company-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in late Jan./early Feb. 2023, adding to the cold weather experience of the MQ-9 family of systems.

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    GA-ASI Partners with Divergent Technologies, Inc.

    GA-ASI is partnering with Divergent Technologies, Inc. (Divergent) to support its Additive Manufacturing applications development efforts and implement a full digital manufacturing process for GA-ASI’s products.

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    HAL Will Provide MRO Support for GA-ASI MQ-9B Turbo-Prop Engines

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have jointly announced that turbo-propeller engines, which power GA-ASI’s state-of-art MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), will be supported by the HAL Engine Division at Bengaluru for the Indian market.

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    US Embassy in India Visits Indian Navy Station Operating Leased MQ-9

    The Indian Navy has been operating General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) manufactured MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) under lease for over two years.

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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.