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GA-ASI Demonstrates Government-Supplied CODE Autonomy Engine

Autonomous Flight Uses Jet-Powered Avenger as Skyborg Surrogate San Deigo – 04 December 2020 – 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...

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GA-ASI Conducts Sparrowhawk SUAS Flight Tests
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GA-ASI Conducts Sparrowhawk SUAS Flight Tests

SAN DIEGO – 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted captive carry Sparrowhawk Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) flight demonstrations on September 16-17, 2020. The Sparrowhawk aircraft is designed as an airborne launch and recovery demonstrator aircraft tailored to fit GA-ASI platforms, and is focused on Advanced Battle Management System’s...

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EnCore™ Fuel withstands temperatures of over 3000˚F.
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EnCore™ Fuel withstands temperatures of over 3000˚F.

Enhancing safety conditions in nuclear reactors, EnCore™ Accident-Tolerant Fuel features ceramic matrix composite cladding that includes construction which uses silicon carbide (SiC) material. Virtually eliminating the risk generating potentially explosive hydrogen during loss-of-cooling accidents, fuel rods can withstand the harshest reactor conditions.

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French Air Force Adds Third Reaper to Fleet

Latest Aircraft Joins Two MQ-9 Reapers in Deployed Operations SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that it has delivered a third Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA to the French Ministry of Defense. Delivered less...

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Electronic Components & Devices

HELLADS Laser Completes Development

Lightweight, Tactical Laser Weapon System Ready for Live Fire Field Testing SAN DIEGO –Â- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that the High-Energy Liquid Laser (HELLADS) completed the U.S. Government Acceptance Test Procedure...

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Safety & Security Equipment

GA-ASI and SENER Team to Offer Predator B to Spain

Partnership Supports Industrial Opportunities for Spanish Workforce SAN DIEGO –Â- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, and SENER, a leading Spanish engineering company, today announced that they have signed a teaming agreement that promotes the...

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Single Predator B RPA Amasses 20,000 Flight Hours

Total GA-ASI Predator B Deliveries Nears 230 SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, signifying the highest...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

GA-ASI Radar Shines during U.S. Navy Spearhead IIA Exercise

Lynx Multi-Mode Radar Detects Small, High-Interest Maritime Targets SAN DIEGOÂ- – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optical and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar success- fully demonstrated the ability to support maritime...

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Explosives, Armaments, and Weaponry

GA-ASI and Northrop Grumman Showcase Additional Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities in Second Usmc Exercise

Predator B Demonstrates Integrated, Networked Electronic Warfare Potential SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leading global security company, today announced the second successful...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Predator-Series Aircraft Pivotal to Search and Rescue Missions

Italian MQ-9s to be Upgraded with Lynx Maritime Mode SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA–ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that MQ-1 Predator® and Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper RPA successfully supported local law enforcement officials in their efforts...

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Company News

GA-ASI Further Expands MQ-9 Mission Capability

26th WPS Flies Reaper® Defense Electronic Support System; High-Def Recording Supports AI/ML Development San Diego – 22 April 2021 – The U.S. Air Force, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have collaborated to further expand the mission capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s versatile MQ-9 Reaper® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). For the first...

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GA-ASI's Avenger ER Receives FAA Experimental Certificate

Avenger RPA Fleet Passes 30,000 Flight Hours San Diego – 03 March 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its company-owned Avenger ER achieved a company milestone as it received an FAA-issued Experimental...

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GA-ASI Launches SkyGuardian® Global Support Solutions

New SGSS Program Provides Big Fleet Dynamics with a Small Fleet Approach SAN DIEGO – 11 February 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announces SkyGuardian® Global Support Solutions (SGSS), a new service and support program for GA-ASI customers operating the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and the maritime variant SeaGuardian®. SGSS provides...

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GA-ASI Plans to Demonstrate Maritime Capability in UK

Flight Operations with Maritime-Configured MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian; Events Supported by Multiple European Nations SAN DIEGO – 03 February 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) announces its plan to take a company-owned SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft to the United Kingdom later this year to undertake a series of operational capability demonstrations for...

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space's Maritime Surveillance Systems Flight Tested on GA-ASI SeaGuardian® for Japan Coast Guard

San Diego – 21 January 2021 – Japan’s Coast Guard recently completed successful flight testing of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), maritime surveillance technologies onboard a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). RI&S provided its SeaVue Expanded Mission Capability (XMC) radar and...

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GA-ASI Completes Full-Scale Static Testing on MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Wing Structure

San Diego – 07 December 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed Full Scale Static (FSS) testing on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) wing after three months of extensive testing. MQ-9B includes SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian ® RPA produced by GA-ASI. The testing included multiple load cases to 150 percent of expected maximum flight loads. The...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Government-Supplied CODE Autonomy Engine

Autonomous Flight Uses Jet-Powered Avenger as Skyborg Surrogate San Deigo – 04 December 2020 – 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...

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GA-ASI Completes First Phase of Navy Maintenance and Operational Support Contract

San Diego – 06 November 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed the first phase of a maintenance and operational support contract awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD). The first phase of the contract provided for the maintenance of Navy NMQ-1B remoted piloted aircraft located at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The...

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GA-ASI Conducts Sparrowhawk SUAS Flight Tests
Transportation Industry Products

GA-ASI Conducts Sparrowhawk SUAS Flight Tests

SAN DIEGO – 25 SEPTEMBER 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted captive carry Sparrowhawk Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) flight demonstrations on September 16-17, 2020. The Sparrowhawk aircraft is designed as an airborne launch and recovery demonstrator aircraft tailored to fit GA-ASI platforms, and is focused on Advanced Battle Management System’s...

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GA-ASI AND Sener Aeroespacial Team to Develop New NATO Pod for MQ-9

SAN DIEGO/MADRID – 1 September 2020 – Since General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the engineering and technology firm SENER began collaborating in 2008, the international partnership has resulted in significant agreements regarding the MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Spain and its adaptation to the requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces. The latest joint...

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