Tag Archives: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

General Atomics EMALS and AAG Systems Aboard CVN 78 Reach 10,000 “Cats and Traps” Milestone

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that 10,000 catapult launches and arrested landings using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) have been successfully and safely completed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).  The first-in-class aircraft carrier completed Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) in March …

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GA-ASI to Feature Full-Size SeaGuardian at DIMDEX

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will feature an actual SeaGuardian® Unmanned Aircraft System as part of its display at the upcoming Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX). DIMDEX is organized by the Qatar Armed Forces and will be held at the Qatar National Convention Center on March …

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GA-ASI Gray Eagle UAS Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced today that the family of Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surpassed 1 million flight hours on March 16, 2021 during U.S. Army flight operations. The first flight of an early variant of the Gray Eagle UAS family called Army IGNAT took place …

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GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace have signed a contract for GKN Aerospace to manufacture the advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) from their Cowes facility in the United Kingdom. SkyGuardian is the baseline system of the UK Royal Air Force’s …

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GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod® onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned aircraft. Taking less than three months for the Legion Pod integration to move from concept to flight, the 90-minute …

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First BLOS Command & Control Demo of Drone Completed Using MQ-9

MQ-9A Block 5

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the first Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) High Frequency (HF) Command and Control (C2) demonstration for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) using its MQ-9 drone. The HF C2 capability does not require a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link and is capable of providing BLOS …

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Government-Supplied CODE Autonomy Engine

On October 28, 2020, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted an autonomous flight using a government-supplied Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) autonomy engine to support air-to-air targeting missions. The CODE autonomy engine was installed on a GA-ASI Avenger Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The CODE autonomy engine was implemented …

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General Atomics, Boeing Partner on High Energy Laser Weapon System

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and Boeing announced they are partnering to jointly pursue opportunities for a 100 kW-class scalable to 250 kW-class High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon system to support a variety of air and missile defense applications. The partnership combines both companies’ expertise in directed energy to build a …

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General Atomics awarded contract to develop new propulsion components for ships and submarines

An artist rendering of the future U.S. Navy Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. (Picture source: U.S. Navy illustration/released)

According to a press release published by General Atomics, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that it has been awarded a developmental contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection, and assembly of prototype propulsor, shafting and bearing components as well …

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