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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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Communication Systems & Equipment

GA-ASI Successfully Tests Air-to-space Laser Communication System

San Diego - 20 February 2020 - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has successfully ground tested its Airborne Laser Communication System (ALCoS) by establishing a link with a satellite in Geo-synchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). GA-ASI conducted the test with Tesat-Spacecom (TESAT), the leader of space-based laser communication (lasercom), using their GEO Laser Communication...

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GA-ASI Begins MDO Demonstrations Using Gray Eagle ER
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GA-ASI Begins MDO Demonstrations Using Gray Eagle ER

SAN DIEGO – 21 January 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) on November 19, 2019 completed the first in a series of internally-funded Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) demonstrations using a company-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The flight series will continue in 2020 and show that a GE-ER equipped with long-range sensors and...

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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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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 Selects 18 Businesses to Participate in Virtual Blue Magic Belgium

Annual Industry Engagement Event Gives Belgian Businesses Opportunity to Present Capabilities to Support SkyGuardian® Development San Diego – 26 August 2020 – As part of the second annual “Blue Magic Belgium” industry engagement event hosted by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), 18 Belgium-based companies have been selected to present their ideas and cutting-edge...

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GA-ASI Signs SkyGuardian® Contract for Belgium Contract Includes Design, Development, Integration and Production

San Diego – 20 August 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has signed a Foreign Military Sales contract with the U.S. Air Force for Belgian Ministry of Defense to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). The contract covers the design, development, integration and production of the RPAS with its EO/IR video and SAR/GMTI surveillance...

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GA-ASI to Host Strategic Industry Engagements in Canada

Canadian Businesses with Aerospace Capabilities, Remote Piloted Systems and Autonomous Technologies Are Encouraged to Apply San Diego – 19 August 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), announced that it will engage Canadian companies to participate in the development and success of the MQ-9B...

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GA-ASI Selected for Further Skyborg Vanguard Development

SAN DIEGO – 28 July 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is pleased to announce the recent award of an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) for the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg is an autonomy-focused capability that aims to integrate attritable, autonomous unmanned aircraft with...

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GA-ASI Announces Team Skyguardian® Australia

SAN DIEGO – 21 July 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), announces that the industry team, made up of Australian partner businesses assembled for the development and delivery of MQ-9B SkyGuardian® RPAS for Australia, will now be called “Team SkyGuardian Australia” (TSGA). This...

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GA-ASI and UK MOD Sign Contract for Protector RPAS Production

San Diego – 15 July 2020 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the manufacture and delivery of Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS). “This is a major milestone for the MQ-9B system and the Protector Program,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “We look forward to delivering this new...

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