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GA-ASI'S Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight Hours RPA Sets Industry Record Providing Mission Support for Customers Worldwide
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GA-ASI'S Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight Hours RPA Sets Industry Record Providing Mission Support for Customers Worldwide

San Diego – 04 November 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), which includes the Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, Avenger® and MQ-9B SkyGuardian® lines, has surpassed six million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on October 31, 2019 with GA-ASI aircraft having completed 430,495...

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USMC Sets New Milestone with GA-ASI MQ-9A
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USMC Sets New Milestone with GA-ASI MQ-9A

Provides Crucial In-Theater Support and Proof of Concept for MUX SAN DIEGO – 12 September 2019 – Over the last year, the U.S. Marine Corps’ (USMC) Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) blazed a trail of firsts and was awarded the 2018 Marine Corps Aviation Association Unmanned Aircraft Squadron of the Year. A major component of the squadron’s accomplishments included use...

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GA-ASI'S PREDATOR A RPA TURNS 25
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GA-ASI'S PREDATOR A RPA TURNS 25

SAN DIEGO – 17 July 2019 – 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, marks the 25th anniversary of its Predator A unmanned aircraft this month. Predator A completed its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in 1995. More than...

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SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights
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SkyGuardian Surpasses 100 Test Flights

New GA-ASI RPA Continues On-time Development towards First Delivery in Early 2020s Paris – 16 June 2019 – The MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – designed and developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) – has now flown more than 100 test flights as development continues towards its first delivery to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of the Protector...

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GA-ASI Integrating L3 WESCAM's MX™-20 onto Multiple Platforms as Part of Team Skyguardian Canada
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GA-ASI Integrating L3 WESCAM's MX™-20 onto Multiple Platforms as Part of Team Skyguardian Canada

OTTAWA – 29 May 2019 – As members of Team SkyGuardian Canada and supporters of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for Canada’s RPAS Project, L3 WESCAM and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) are integrating WESCAM’s MX™-20 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging system onto the SkyGuardian RPAS, as well as the MQ-9 Reaper that is...

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Certifiable Ground Control Station Controls First End-To-End Flight
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Certifiable Ground Control Station Controls First End-To-End Flight

San Diego – 09 April 2019 – The Certifiable Ground Control Station (CGCS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was used to control the complete flight of an MQ-9B SkyGuardian – including takeoff and landing – on March 12th. This is the first time the CGCS has been used to control an entire end-to-end flight of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). “Controlling takeoff...

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New Block 50 Ground Control Station Flies MQ-9 Reaper
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New Block 50 Ground Control Station Flies MQ-9 Reaper

San Diego – 26 February 2019 – The U.S. Air Force’s new Block 50 Ground Control Station (GCS) – developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) – for the first time controlled an MQ-9 Reaper® on January 8th from the GA-ASI Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif. The Block 50 GCS cockpit for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) is designed with...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using Expeditionary Command & Control XC2
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GA-ASI Demonstrates SATCOM Launch & Recovery for MQ-9B Using Expeditionary Command & Control XC2

San Diego – 15 February 2019 – On December 4, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated a complete MQ-9B mission without the use of a Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) Ground Control Station (GCS). Specifically, preflight checks were conducted through engine start using only the Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2) portable laptop, and subsequently, the aircraft...

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GA-ASI Awards Gray Eagle ER Modernization Contracts

Enhancements to Avionics, Datalinks and Software Will Increase Performance San Diego –12 December 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has teamed with the U.S. Army to enhance the capabilities and survivability of the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Army awarded GA-ASI multiple contracts to upgrade the Gray Eagle...

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GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights in Greece

European Countries Get First-Hand Look at Maritime Surveillance and Detect and Avoid Capabilities of GA-ASI RPA LARISSA AIR BASE – 10 December 2019 – Today General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) begins a series of demonstration flights using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flights, being hosted by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and staged out of Larissa...

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Australian Defence Force Selects GA-ASI's MQ-9B for Project Air 7003

San Diego – 04 December 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), has been advised that the Australian Government has selected GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian® variant to provide the Armed RPAS for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under Project Air 7003. This follows the Government’s...

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GA-ASI Assists California Air National Guard with Fire Season

SAN DIEGO – 25 November 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is supporting the California Air National Guard (CA ANG) as they provide real-time reconnaissance for California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) firefighting operations in Southern California. CA ANG’s 163rd Attack Wing routinely performs aerial reconnaissance for firefighting...

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GA-ASI Demonstrates Small Glide Munition Launched from Gray Eagle ER GE-ER's Altitude Enables Longer Strike Range for SGMs

San Diego – 21 November 2019 – A U.S. Army MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) performed a flight demonstration using a Dynetics GBU-69B Small Glide Munition (SGM) on August 21-22. The SGM is a lightweight munition with increased effective range. “The GE-ER operates at an altitude...

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GA-ASI to Conduct Series of Capability Demonstrations in Europe

Working with HAF to Showcase Maritime Surveillance and Airspace Integration for RPA SAN DIEGO / LARISSA AIR BASE – 11 November 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), announced today that they are working with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) in Greece to conduct a series of demonstration flights for European countries in...

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GA-ASI'S Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight Hours RPA Sets Industry Record Providing Mission Support for Customers Worldwide
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GA-ASI'S Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight Hours RPA Sets Industry Record Providing Mission Support for Customers Worldwide

San Diego – 04 November 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), which includes the Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, Avenger® and MQ-9B SkyGuardian® lines, has surpassed six million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on October 31, 2019 with GA-ASI aircraft having completed 430,495...

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USSOCOM Increases Value of MALET Contract for GA-ASI Aircraft

SAN DIEGO – 14 October 2019 – The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has increased the ceiling on its contract to support modifications and capability enhancements to its Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Tactical (MALET) aircraft. The funding increase from $15 million to $93 million is in response to the significantly expanded payload capacity of the newly fielded MQ-1C ER Gray...

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GA-ASI Partnering with NASA to Demo Commercial Mission with a Large UAS in Southern California

SAN DIEGO – 07 October 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to perform a demonstration flight as part of the agency’s project to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The objective of the demonstration, scheduled for 2020, is to tackle key challenges that prevent routine...

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General Atomics Wins AFA Citation of Honor

SAN DIEGO – 16 September 2019 – The Air Force Association (AFA) awarded General Atomics (GA) with the Citation of Honor on September 16th. GA has been an advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and aerospace education for more than two decades through its charitable donations and outreach programs at the regional and national level. The award was presented to GA-ASI...

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