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GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected by Belgium
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GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected by Belgium

BRUSSELS – 19 November 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has been notified that the Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to begin negotiations with the U.S. Government to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). “We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also...

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GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range
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GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range

SAN DIEGO – 08 October 2018 – Partnered with the U.S. Army, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed Follow-On Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range. Testing of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) began in early June and spanned 644 flight hours during the testing period. The successful test opens the door for MQ-1C ER initial...

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Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight
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Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight

SAN DIEGO – 02 October 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the first flight of its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) (YBC02) aircraft on September 26. The flight of the company-owned aircraft was conducted at Laguna Army Airfield in Yuma Proving Grounds. “We’re very pleased to have our second MQ-9B aircraft completed and...

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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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GA-ASI Receives Experimental Certification on Newest MQ-9B SkyGuardian

San Diego – 29 November 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) received a Special Airworthiness Certification in the Experimental Category from the FAA for its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian aircraft. The company-owned Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – registered as N191FP and known as YBC02 – joins the first SkyGuardian in support of the MQ-9B development program....

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General Atomics Global Opens New Delhi Office, Annouces Indian Executive

SAN DIEGO/NEW DELHI – 27 November 2018 – General Atomics today announced the opening of a new office in New Delhi, and that Mr. Pratesh Gandhi will serve as Director of India Strategic Development with responsibilities for directing business and strategic outreach efforts for General Atomics in India. “We are very pleased to open our first office in India, and to have Pratesh Gandhi...

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GA-ASI's Certifiable Ground Control Station Makes Its First Flight

SAN DIEGO – 28 November 2018 – A “Certifiable” (STANAG 4671-compliant) Ground Control Station (C-GCS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was used for the first time on October 4 to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flight originated from Yuma, Arizona and flew GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA. Aircraft flight critical functions were tested...

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GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected by Belgium
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GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected by Belgium

BRUSSELS – 19 November 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has been notified that the Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to begin negotiations with the U.S. Government to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). “We look forward to providing our unmanned aircraft systems to meet Belgium’s mission requirements, while also...

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GA-ASI Selected to Provide RPAS to Australian Defence Force

ADELAIDE – 16 November 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has been advised that, following consideration by the Australian Government, it has been selected to provide the Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System under Project Air 7003 for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  “We...

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GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range
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GA-ASI Completes FOT&E for Gray Eagle Extended Range

SAN DIEGO – 08 October 2018 – Partnered with the U.S. Army, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed Follow-On Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range. Testing of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) began in early June and spanned 644 flight hours during the testing period. The successful test opens the door for MQ-1C ER initial...

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Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight
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Second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes First Flight

SAN DIEGO – 02 October 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the first flight of its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) (YBC02) aircraft on September 26. The flight of the company-owned aircraft was conducted at Laguna Army Airfield in Yuma Proving Grounds. “We’re very pleased to have our second MQ-9B aircraft completed and...

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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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