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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'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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