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USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 Block 5
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USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 Block 5

Signals USAF’s Move Towards Increased Flight Automation for RPA SAN DIEGO – 17 September 2018 – On August 7, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) completed the first-ever automated landing of an MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), followed by the first auto-takeoff on August 9. The new Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems,...

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Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper
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Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper

SAN DIEGO – 07 August 2018 – The French Air Force operated two of its MQ-9 Reapers® simultaneously in support of France’s Bastille Day events, one over Paris and the second over Cognac, on July 14th. The “French Reapers,” Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), assisted French authorities by providing airborne surveillance over...

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GA-ASI Completes Testing of Arresting Hook and HDD for MQ-25
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GA-ASI Completes Testing of Arresting Hook and HDD for MQ-25

Successful Validation of Arresting Hook Performance for Carrier Launch and Recovery SAN DIEGO – 23 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) concluded performance testing of the arresting hook Hold Down Damper (HDD) for its proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. GA-ASI worked in collaboration with a team from GKN Aerospace’s Fokker...

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MQ-9B Provisioned for GPS and Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems
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MQ-9B Provisioned for GPS and Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems

FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – 16 June 2018 – In an effort to increase flexibility for its customers throughout the world, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) announced today that MQ-9B will be able to utilize both the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and European Galileo satellite constellation for its navigation systems. The baseline MQ-9B was originally designed to include...

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GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a Male RPA
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GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a Male RPA

GLOUCESTERSHIRE – 11 July 2018 – Today at 6:51 p.m. (GMT+1) a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B...

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SkyGuardian Takes off from North Dakota on Trans-Atlantic Flight
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SkyGuardian Takes off from North Dakota on Trans-Atlantic Flight

GA-ASI Making History with First-Time Flight of MALE RPA trans-Atlantic GRAND FORKS – 10 July 2018 – Today at 12:48 p.m. CDT a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a MALE RPA. GA-ASI’s company-owned...

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GA-ASI Maximizing Fuel Capacity for MQ-25
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GA-ASI Maximizing Fuel Capacity for MQ-25

Integrated Fuel Tank Structure Improves Fuel Carriage and Delivery Capacity SAN DIEGO – 05 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. GA-ASI applied its knowledge of advanced composite aircraft structures to develop...

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Mission Payloads Tested on GA-ASI's MQ-25 Surrogate Aircraft

SAN DIEGO – 28 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that it has successfully flown its MQ-25A surrogate aircraft – a Predator C Avenger – outfitted with a representative set of mission payloads, including Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Automatic Identification System (AIS), and Mission Processing. MQ-25...

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Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights
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Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

Conclusion of successful first large-scale RPA flights in Japan TOKYO – 21 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstration flights in Japan. The demonstration flights, which took place from 10 - 23 May were intended to promote the civil and scientific...

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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B
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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests on MQ-9B

Represents another Important Step towards Airworthiness Certification SAN DIEGO – 19 June 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of...

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USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 Block 5
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USAF Completes First Auto-Land Using MQ-9 Block 5

Signals USAF’s Move Towards Increased Flight Automation for RPA SAN DIEGO – 17 September 2018 – On August 7, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) completed the first-ever automated landing of an MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), followed by the first auto-takeoff on August 9. The new Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) was developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems,...

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GA-ASI Expands Team Reaper Australia Robust Industry Support Paves Way for Only Viable Solution for Multi-Mission RPA Requirements

CANBERRA – 04 September 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world's leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, today announced the further expansion of Team Reaper Australia. Sentient Vision Systems, Team Reaper Australia’s newest member, is the only Australian provider of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)...

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GA-ASI Expands Flight Test and Training Center in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS – 16 August 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced last week that it will be expanding its Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Business Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota. "We're excited to expand our footprint at Grand Sky as part of our FTTC in Grand Forks," said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI....

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Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper
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Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper

SAN DIEGO – 07 August 2018 – The French Air Force operated two of its MQ-9 Reapers® simultaneously in support of France’s Bastille Day events, one over Paris and the second over Cognac, on July 14th. The “French Reapers,” Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), assisted French authorities by providing airborne surveillance over...

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13 GA-ASI Suppliers Recognized with Supplier Excellence Awards

SAN DIEGO – 25 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has honored 13 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding quality and delivery performance. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions....

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GA-ASI Completes Testing of Arresting Hook and HDD for MQ-25
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GA-ASI Completes Testing of Arresting Hook and HDD for MQ-25

Successful Validation of Arresting Hook Performance for Carrier Launch and Recovery SAN DIEGO – 23 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) concluded performance testing of the arresting hook Hold Down Damper (HDD) for its proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. GA-ASI worked in collaboration with a team from GKN Aerospace’s Fokker...

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GA-ASI Selected to Provide RPAS to Royal Netherlands Defence Force

FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – 17 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), has been selected to provide UAS to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). This decision follows consideration by the Ministry of Defence for the Netherlands. “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to meet the UAS...

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GA-ASI Expands Relationship with GKN Aerospace

Tails for Predator B Series Aircraft to be Built in the UK FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – 17 July 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and GKN Aerospace have declared their intent to collaborate on composite tails for GA-ASI’s Predator® B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) series via a Letter of Interest (LOI) signed here today. “We are pleased to expand our relationship...

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MQ-9B Provisioned for GPS and Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems
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MQ-9B Provisioned for GPS and Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems

FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW – 16 June 2018 – In an effort to increase flexibility for its customers throughout the world, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) announced today that MQ-9B will be able to utilize both the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and European Galileo satellite constellation for its navigation systems. The baseline MQ-9B was originally designed to include...

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GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a Male RPA
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GA-ASI SkyGuardian Completes First Trans-Atlantic Flight of a Male RPA

GLOUCESTERSHIRE – 11 July 2018 – Today at 6:51 p.m. (GMT+1) a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B...

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