MADRID (SPAIN) – 5 May 2016 – Madrid (Spain), May 5, 2016 - The SENER engineering firm, along with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) in Spain, will be at UNVEX 2016 offering information about GA-ASI’s remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) Predator ® B, recently purchased by the Spanish Armed Forces. A one-sixth scale model of Predator B will be on show at a stand shared by both companies.
In addition, GA-ASI’s Regional Vice President of Europe, Chris Ames, will deliver a presentation in the morning on May 25, in the session on defense and security applications, where he will discuss RPAS missions and capabilities.
The SENER Group is a GA-ASI technological partner for integrating the RPAS MALE Predator B in Spain, as well as for providing the support during the life cycle of the program, as required by the Spanish Air Force. It also is envisaged that SENER will produce and support elements of the Predator B series by virtue of the industrial cooperation plan between Spanish industry and GA-ASI.
Today, with nearly 50 years of experience in aerospace engineering, SENER is a reputable provider of equipment, systems integration and engineering services for Defense, Space and Aeronautics and Vehicles. In Defense, it is a supplier of electromechanical systems, systems for submarines and helicopter modernization services, as well as leading and collaborating in defense programs that involve integrated systems, thanks to its capacity to take on multidisciplinary projects.
In all these fields, SENER provides a complete service, from design through production (including the production of series) as well as integration and maintenance throughout the product’s lifecycle.
For its part, GA-ASI will deliver a Predator B system of four aircraft for the Spanish Armed Forces. The aircraft will support Spain’s airborne surveillance and reconnaissance requirements, contributing significantly to the country’s and security system while providing increased support to Spain’s Armed Forces.
Predator B is built upon GA-ASI’s proven Predator/Gray Eagle aircraft family, which has amassed over 3.8 million flight hours. The aircraft flies as fast as 240 knots, features an extensive payload capacity (386 kg internally, 1,700 kg externally), with a maximum altitude of 15240 meters, and can stay aloft for up to 27 hours. This unrefueled airborne persistence joins sophisticated onboard sensors to provide the advantage of superior intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Predator B is currently operational with the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, Italian Air Force, and the French Air Force, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and NASA.
SENER and GA-ASI at UNVEX 2016
Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain)
May 24-26, 2016
SENER is a private engineering and technology group founded in 1956. It seeks to offer its clients the most advanced technological solutions and enjoys international recognition thanks to its independence and its commitment to innovation and quality. SENER has a workforce of near 6,000 professionals distributed across its offices in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Chile, China, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The group’s turnover exceeds 1.305 billion Euros (2014 data).
SENER engages in the specific activities of Engineering and Construction. It also has industrial holdings in companies involved in Aeronautics, as well as in the field of Energy and Environment. In the area of Engineering and Construction, SENER has become a world leader in Aerospace, Infrastructures and Transport, Power, Oil & Gas, and Marine.
IN 2016, SENER is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a long track record of projects, international experience and a team comprised of thousands of professionals who are the co-creators of the innovations that have marked its past and will shape its future.
More information contact:
Public Relations Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
More information about SENER:
Oihana Casas. Corporate Communications.
Tel. (+34) 918077318/(+34) 679314085