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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian®
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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian®

SAN DIEGO – 18 January 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international...

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Test & Measurement

GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

San Diego – 15 January 2021 – 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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GA-ASI SeaGuardian® Takes Flight
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GA-ASI SeaGuardian® Takes Flight

Flights Demonstrate SeaGuardian’s Capabilities in the Maritime Environment SAN DIEGO – 14 September 2020 – 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 11th, using the MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). This was the first MQ-9B configured for...

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GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates High-Powered Computing at the Edge with AFRL's Agile Condor Pod
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GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates High-Powered Computing at the Edge with AFRL's Agile Condor Pod

SAN DIEGO – 3 September 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), with the support of SRC Inc., successfully integrated and flew the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Agile Condor Pod on an MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at GA-ASI’s Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Agile Condor Pod provides on-board high-speed computer...

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GA-ASI Conducts JCG's Validation Flights in Japan
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GA-ASI Conducts JCG's Validation Flights in Japan

Validation Flights Using SeaGuardian® RPA Are Scheduled to Begin in Mid-September SAN DIEGO – 07 July 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), announced today that they will partner with Asia Air Survey (AAS) to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) featuring...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Automatic Takeoff and Landing Enhancements
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GA-ASI Demonstrates Automatic Takeoff and Landing Enhancements

SAN DIEGO – 25 June 2020 – As part of the ongoing U.S. Air Force contract for MQ-9A Reaper modernization, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated three expanded Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) enhancements that provide the MQ-9A with a dramatic increase in operational flexibility. One enhancement enables the MQ-9A to land at an alternate or...

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GA-ASI Ferried New MQ-9 to Holloman Air Force Base

First Time Flying RPA for Customer Delivery; Saves Packing, Shipping and Reassembly San Diego – 09 April 2020 – On January 8th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) for the first time flew a new MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to a customer location at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Typically a new MQ-9 is packed and shipped by GA-ASI for reassembly after...

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GA-ASI Completes First Production-Representative MQ-9B Skyguardian®
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GA-ASI Completes First Production-Representative MQ-9B Skyguardian®

SAN DIEGO – 31 March 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). First flight of this aircraft took place on March 30, 2020 at GA-ASI’s Flight Operations Facility in El Mirage, California. “With first flight of the production-representative aircraft, we remain on...

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Safety & Security Equipment

Air National Guard to Install GA-ASI Detect and Avoid System on Two MQ-9 RPA

San Diego – 26 March 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the Air National Guard (ANG) have signed a contract for GA-ASI to supply its Detect and Avoid System (DAAS) for one MQ-9 Block 1 and one MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). “Our Detect and Avoid System has been extensively tested and not only meets, but exceeds the capabilities of the air...

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GA-ASI Completes Unmanned Aircraft Anti-Submarine Warfare Demonstration of Sonobuoy Dispensing & Remote Processing

San Diego – 19 January 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed development and test of the world’s first self-contained Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). On November 24, GA-ASI successfully demonstrated an ‘A’ size sonobuoy­­ carriage, release, process and control from a company-owned MQ-9A Block 5 on...

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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian®
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Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian®

SAN DIEGO – 18 January 2021 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The integration of this market-leading radar onto the SeaGuardian will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international...

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Test & Measurement

GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

San Diego – 15 January 2021 – 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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GA-ASI Selected for Skyborg Vanguard Program

SAN DIEGO – 06 January 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to support the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future USAF unmanned combat aerial vehicles. “GA-ASI is excited...

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GA-ASI Awarded Smart Sensor Contract

SAN DIEGO – 24 November 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $93.3 million contract from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) to enhance the autonomous sensing capabilities of unmanned aircraft. The goal of the JAIC Smart Sensor project is to advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology by demonstrating object recognition algorithms...

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GA-ASI Moves Sustainment Operations to Europe

New Dresden Facility Gives Customers Convenient Access to Support Services Opens Door to Additional European Partnerships through new ERSN San Diego – 03 November 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS),  opened a new customer service center in Dresden, Germany on October 5, 2020. The center...

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GA-ASI Awarded OASIS ID/IQ Services Contracts

SAN DIEGO – 29 October 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has been awarded Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts on One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS). OASIS is a best-in-class contract vehicle administered by the General Services...

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GA-ASI Seeks to Build Industrial Collaborations in Korea

SAN DIEGO – 27 October 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), wants to build on its industrial collaboration efforts in the Republic of Korea (ROK). GA-ASI has been active in exploring supply chain and research opportunities in ROK since 2017, with collaborative Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with Huneed...

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GA-ASI Awarded ID/IQ Contract for Advanced Battle Management System

San Diego – 07 October 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been awarded a $950,000,000 ceiling Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command...

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GA-ASI News: GA-ASI Participates in USAF's ABMS On-ramp Demonstration

San Diego - 16 September 2020 - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) played a central role in U.S. Air Force’s (USAF’s) Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) On-ramp demonstration held September 1-3, 2020. The goal of the demonstration was to prove emerging ABMS technologies in support of USNORTHCOM and USSPACECOM homeland defense priorities. GA-ASI flew two of its capital...

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