General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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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GA-ASI's Type-Certifiable Predator B Takes Flight

SAN DIEGO -28 November 2016 - 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 that its Type-Certifiable Predator® B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company’s Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, Calif.,...

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GA-ASI Offers Capital Aircraft to Support Humanitarian Efforts

Potential to Deliver Humanitarian Rations to 3,400 People Daily SAN DIEGO - 14 November, 2016 - 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, announced today that it can provide a company-owned aircraft to support humanitarian relief efforts. “Angel...

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