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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 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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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Airobotics with the Global New Product Innovation Award for its First-of-a-Kind Completely Autonomous Drone Platform
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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Airobotics with the Global New Product Innovation Award for its First-of-a-Kind Completely Autonomous Drone Platform

With its strong overall performance, Airobotics innovative drone system is best positioned to meet customers' demands in numerous industries SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2018 - Based on its recent analysis of the Automated Drone industry, Frost & Sullivan recognized Airobotics with the 2018 Global New Product Innovation Award for its first-of-a-kind completely autonomous drone platform....

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Boeing Recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 10,000th 737
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Boeing Recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for 10,000th 737

World's best-selling jetliner reaches new milestone fueled by strong market demand RENTON, Wash., March 13, 2018 - Thousands of Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees gathered at the company's Renton, Wash. factory today to celebrate the 10,000th 737 to come off the production line. With this airplane, a 737 MAX 8 for Southwest Airlines, the 737 has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the...

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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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Drone Racing League Reaches out to Connekt, LLC Help Design the Newest Version of Their Custom Quadcopter, the DRL Racer3
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Drone Racing League Reaches out to Connekt, LLC Help Design the Newest Version of Their Custom Quadcopter, the DRL Racer3

Quote from Ryan Gury, director of Product Development, “Scott Raitt of Connekt, LLC has worked with DRL’s design team over the past year. He has helped bring visions to life and is a tremendous asset with mechanical prototypes and design. The combination of DRL's design and Connekt's modeling skills has helped the team in many facets.” Upon design completion Connekt, LLC awarded...

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