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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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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 SeaGuardian Takes Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) concluded a set of maritime test flights over the sea-lanes off the coast of Southern California on September 11, using the MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). This was the first MQ-9B configured for surveillance operations over open-water, and served to demonstrate …

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