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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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GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney Team Demonstrate Successful MQ-25 Engine Test
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GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney Team Demonstrate Successful MQ-25 Engine Test

SAN DIEGO – 31 May 2018 – The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW815 engine was selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to power their proposed solution for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. On April 5th, the GA-ASI/P&W team completed its first powered run of the PW815 with the GA-ASI MQ-25A inlet and exhaust configuration. The test met all...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Flight Deck Taxi Capability for MQ-25

SAN DIEGO – 16 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator® C Avenger® jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can...

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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark
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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark

GA-ASI Sets RPA Industry Record With Help From Worldwide Customers Base SAN DIEGO – 9 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was...

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Avenger ER Sets New Endurance Record Flying 23.4 Consecutive Hours

SAN DIEGO – 05 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has set a new endurance record with its Avenger® Extended Range (ER) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). On January 24-25, the next-generation Avenger ER flew 23.4 continuous hours in a representative Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) configuration while carrying out a simulated...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch and Recovery Capability for MQ-9B
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GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch and Recovery Capability for MQ-9B

SAN DIEGO - 22 January 2018 - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully demonstrated its latest Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) using a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) data link for its MQ-9B SkyGuardian™/SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The demonstration also included the first SATCOM taxi of the MQ-9B. This capability will eliminate the...

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MQ-9 UAS Used to Support Fire Fighting Efforts in Northern California

SAN DIEGO - 16 October 2017 - The California Air National Guard’s 163d Attack Wing operating out of March Air Reserve Base is using MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), with full-motion video (optical and infra-red) and ground imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability, in support of CAL FIRE’s firefighting efforts in Northern California. SAR is able to see clearly though both clouds...

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GA-ASI's Predator B Demonstrates Threat Radar Detection
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GA-ASI's Predator B Demonstrates Threat Radar Detection

New Capability Emerges for RPA Operating in Contested Airspace SAN DIEGO – 10 April 2017 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful airborne demonstration of a Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) on a GA-ASI Predator® B/MQ-9...

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GA-ASI Starts Flight Testing for Production Representative Gray Eagle Extended Range

Capital Aircraft Takes Flight, Integration of First Production Aircraft Begins Next Month SAN DIEGO – 8 December 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced the commencement of flight testing for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended...

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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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GA-ASI DAA System Aids FAA-Approved Flight of NASA Unmanned Aircraft

San Diego – 12 June 2018 – A Detect and Avoid (DAA) avionics system developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) was the key technology that enabled an unmanned aircraft flight through the National Airspace System (NAS) after taking off from southern California today. The DAA system installed on Ikhana, a NASA-owned Predator® B/MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS),...

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AIAA Recognizes Outstanding GA-ASI Employees

Dee Wilson and Robin Snider Receive Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Aerospace SAN DIEGO – 7 June 2018 – Dee Wilson and Robin Snider of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) were honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with awards for outstanding contributions to aerospace at an event on May 10th. GA-ASI is a leading employer in the San...

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GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney Team Demonstrate Successful MQ-25 Engine Test
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GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney Team Demonstrate Successful MQ-25 Engine Test

SAN DIEGO – 31 May 2018 – The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW815 engine was selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to power their proposed solution for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. On April 5th, the GA-ASI/P&W team completed its first powered run of the PW815 with the GA-ASI MQ-25A inlet and exhaust configuration. The test met all...

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GA-ASI Launches Team SkyGuardian® Canada

A Single Solution to Canada’s Multi-Mission RPAS Project Requirements also brings long-term growth, exports and jobs to key areas of Canadian Industry OTTAWA, CANADA – 29 May 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and related mission systems solutions, today announced the official launch of Team...

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GA-ASI Welcomes Public Visitors to "GUARDIAN" Aircraft Demonstration

IKI, Nagasaki, Japan – 14 May 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), gave the community of Iki City and Nagasaki Prefecture a “Public Day” demonstration of its Guardian RPA on May 13. Approximately 300 people visited Iki Airport and met the GA-ASI staff. The demonstrations, which officially began on Thursday,...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Flight Deck Taxi Capability for MQ-25

SAN DIEGO – 16 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling to include taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases using a Predator® C Avenger® jet aircraft as a surrogate. As part of the proposed MQ-25 solution, GA-ASI has demonstrated that the new carrier-based unmanned tanker can...

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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark
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Predator-Series Aircraft Pass Five Million Flight Hour Mark

GA-ASI Sets RPA Industry Record With Help From Worldwide Customers Base SAN DIEGO – 9 April 2018 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series family of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), encompassing Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger® lines, has achieved a historic industry milestone: five million flight hours. The milestone was...

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GA-ASI Awarded FMS Development Contract for MQ-9B Protector

SAN DIEGO – 06 April 2018 –General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is pleased to announce the recent award of a $81M Foreign Military Sales contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the United Kingdom (UK) MQ-9B PROTECTOR unmanned aircraft system programme. This contract provides for integration and component level testing for UK specific enhancements to...

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