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GA-ASI Gray Eagle Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours
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GA-ASI Gray Eagle Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

San Deigo – 24 March 2021 – 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. This historic milestone is the latest accomplishment on a remarkable journey that started in March 2004 with the first flight of an early variant of...

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Army Uses GA-ASI's SC2 to Control Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS
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Army Uses GA-ASI's SC2 to Control Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS

Laptop-Based Controller Dramatically Reduces Fight Logistics SAN DIEGO – 10 March 2021 – On Jan. 28, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and the U.S. Army conducted the first production Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) flights of a Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System using Scalable Command & Control (SC2) software developed by GA-ASI...

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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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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 Gray Eagle Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours
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GA-ASI Gray Eagle Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

San Deigo – 24 March 2021 – 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. This historic milestone is the latest accomplishment on a remarkable journey that started in March 2004 with the first flight of an early variant of...

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Army Uses GA-ASI's SC2 to Control Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS
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Army Uses GA-ASI's SC2 to Control Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS

Laptop-Based Controller Dramatically Reduces Fight Logistics SAN DIEGO – 10 March 2021 – On Jan. 28, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) and the U.S. Army conducted the first production Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) flights of a Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System using Scalable Command & Control (SC2) software developed by GA-ASI...

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GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

GKN Aerospace Cowes Facility to Manufacture Advanced Composite V-tails for RAF Protector/MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Building on 10-year Relationship San Diego/Cowes – 23 February 2021 – 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...

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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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