Accolades

Over the years, GA-ASI's accomplishments have been recognized by a variety of different organizations. Following is a list of recent awards and recognition.


Caltech 29th Annual International Von Karman Wings Award, presented to Neal Blue, Chairman & CEO of GA-ASI

Aviation Week 2012 Employer of Choice Finalist, Technological Challenge

HSToday's 2012 Rising 10 Homeland Security CompaniesSixth Rising Company

Aviation Week 2011 Employer of Choice Finalist, Valuing the Individual

APICS San Diego 2010 Company of the Year, presented for commitment to operations and supply chain education

Aviation Week 2010 Employer of Choice Finalist, Technological Challenge, Valuing the Individual

HSToday's 2010 Rising 10 Homeland Security Companies Sixth Rising Company

Aviation Week 2009 Employer of Choice Finalist, Technological Challenge

HSToday's 2009 Rising 10 Homeland Security Companies Sixth Rising Company

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & IT 2009 Best Diversity Companies Top 15 Aerospace & Defense Companies

LEAD San Diego 2009 Visionary Awards, Economic Opportunity, presented to Neal Blue, Chairman & CEO of GA-ASI, and Linden S. Blue, Vice Chairman of General Atomics

CONNECT Entrepreneur 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee, presented to Neal Blue, Chairman & CEO of GA-ASI, and Linden S. Blue, Vice Chairman of General Atomics

Aviation Week 2008 Employer of Choice Finalist, Valuing the Individual

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & IT 2008 Best Diversity Companies Top 15 Aerospace & Defense Companies

Frost & Sullivan 2008 North American UAS Company of the Year, presented for Exceptional Display of Leadership and Innovation

Frost & Sullivan 2007 Industry Innovation & Advancement Award, presented for Participation in and Advancement of the UAS Market

HSToday's 2007 Rising 10 Homeland Security Companies Fifth Rising Company

The Daily Transcript's 2006 Top 120 Influentials Chairman & CEO Neal Blue

Aviation Week 2006 Employer of Choice Finalist, Diversity, Valuing People Top U.S. Aerospace/Defense Employer


Aircraft Systems

AIAA 2016 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Engineering, presented to Technical Director & Chief Engineer Mike Atwood

San Diego International Air & Space Museum Hall of Fame, 2015 Inductees, presented to President Frank Pace and former President Tom Cassidy

AIAA 2014 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Management, presented to Senior Project Engineer Ron Schramm

AIAA 2013 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Management, presented to Director of Advanced Development Programs Jim Machin

C4ISR Journal's The Big 25, C4ISR Programs, Technologies & Agencies That Matter Most, Platforms (2012) Gray Eagle

AIAA 2012 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace
Management,
presented to Manager of USAF Programs Mike Cannon

AIAA 2011 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace
Management,
presented to Director of Army Programs Don Cattell

Aviation Week 2011 Laureate Awards, Philip J. Klass Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to former President Tom Cassidy

Aviation Week 2010 Program Excellence Awards, System Level Production &Sustainment, presented for the MQ-9 Reaper Program

AUVSI 2010 Pioneer Award, presented to President Frank Pace

The Engineer's Council 2010 Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson Skunk Works Award, presented to President Thomas J. Cassidy Jr.

CONNECT 2009 William W. Otterson Award, presented for the Predator

USAF Association 2009 John B. Alison Award for Industrial Leadership, presented for the MQ-9 Reaper UAS

AIAA 2009 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Engineering, presented to VP of Engineering Dave Alexander

AIAA 2009 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Management, presented to Director of USAF Predator Programs Chris Seat

CONNECT 2008 Most Innovative New Product Awards, Aerospace & Security Technologies, presented for Sky Warrior Block 0 UAS

C4ISR Journal's The Big 25, C4ISR Programs, Technologies & Agencies That Matter Most, Platforms Finalist (2008) Sky Warrior Alpha

Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer 2008 Outstanding Partnership Award, presented to GA-ASI and other partners in the Wildlife Research and Applications Partnership Project

Air & Space Magazine's 10 Aircraft That Changed the World (2008) MQ-1 Predator

AIAA 2008 San Diego Section Awards, Lifetime Achievement in Aerospace Engineering, presented to Executive VP Frank Pace

C4ISR Journal's The Big 25, C4ISR Programs, Technologies & Agencies That Matter Most (2007) Mariner

AIAA 2007 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Achievement by an Aerospace Organization, presented for Predator Family of UAV Systems

AIAA 2007 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Management, presented to VP of Programs Brad Clark

CONNECT 2006 Most Innovative New Product Awards Finalist, Security Technology, presented for Warrior UAS

Frost & Sullivan 2006 Business Development Strategy Leadership Award, presented for Gains in the Unmanned Aerial Systems Market

Fast Company's 2006 The Fast 50 President Thomas J. Cassidy Jr.

Wired Magazine's 2006 50 Best Robots RQ-1 Predator

Shephard Press Unmanned Vehicles 2005 UAV Design Innovation Award, presented for Warrior Extended Range/Multi-Purpose UAV

Aviation Week 2005 Employer of Choice Finalist, Diversity, Valuing People, Technological ChallengeFourth Best U.S. Aerospace/Defense Employer

USAF Association 2004 John B. Alison Award for Industrial Leadership, presented to President/CEO Thomas J. Cassidy Jr. for MQ-1 Predator Contributions to U.S. National Security Interests

Shephard Press Unmanned Vehicles 2004 UAV Design Innovation Award, presented for Mariner Unmanned Aircraft Development

Aviation Week/AIA 2004 Employer of Choice Finalist, Technological ChallengeThird Best U.S. Aerospace/Defense Employer

Frost & Sullivan 2003 Product Innovation Award, presented for Development of the First Armed UAV, the MQ-1 Predator

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum 2002 Current Achievement Trophy, presented for Predator UAV Development

Flight International 2002 Aerospace Industry Award, Missiles & Military Aircraft, presented for RQ-1 Predator Hellfire Capability Development

Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science & Technology, 2002 U.S. National Inductee, presented to Executive VP Frank Pace for UAV Development and Promotion

AUVSI 2002 Pioneer Award, presented to President/CEO Thomas J. Cassidy Jr.

Shephard Press Unmanned Vehicles 2001 UAV Design Innovation Award, presented for Jet-powered Predator B Development

Aviation Week 2001 Laurels Award, presented for Aeronautics/Propulsion

USAF 2001 Packard Award for Development & Engineering, presented for Predator/Hellfire Integration


Mission Systems

AIAA 2016 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Achievement by an Aerospace Organization, presented for Due Regard Radar

AIAA 2015 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Management, presented to Director of Radar Programs, John Fanelle

AIAA 2015 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Corporate Contribution to the Community, presented to Sensor Products Engineer, John Chapelle

AIAA 2013 San Diego Section Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Aerospace Engineering, presented to Vice President Claudio Pereida

C4ISR Journal's The Big 25, C4ISR Programs, Technologies & Agencies That Matter Most, Sensors Finalist (2009) Lynx Block 30 Radar, Highlighter

C4ISR Journal's The Big 25, C4ISR Programs, Technologies & Agencies That Matter Most, Sensors Finalist (2008) Lynx II SAR