Press Releases

  • GA-ASI Part of Aviation Week Laureate Award Winning Team

    Team Recognized for 2018 Flight of UAS in Controlled Airspace Using Detect and Avoid SAN DIEGO – 15 March 2019 – Last night at the Aviation Week Network’s 62nd Annual Laureate Awards in Washington, DC, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and its teammates NASA, the FAA and Honeywell were honored for best achievement of 2018 in the category of Commercial Aviation-Unmanned Systems. The team was recognized for conducting the first FAA-approved, no chase plane required, flight o...  Read More...

  • US Air Force Surpasses 4 Million Flight Hours Using GA-ASI Aircraft

    The following press release was issued March 11, 2019 by the US Air Force announcing that Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by GA-ASI have flown more than four million flight hours in service of USAF missions. To complement this release, a quote from GA-ASI leadership is offered below. For further information about GA-ASI’s involvement, please contact Media Relations at +1 (858) 524-8108 or via ASI-Media Relations@ga-asi.com“We are proud that our fleet of MQ-1 and MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft...  Read More...

  • Sankhya and GA-ASI Collaborate on Simulation and Training for India

    BENGULURU – 27 February 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced today its intent to collaborate with Sankhya Infotech Limited (Sankhya) to explore Simulation Training and related efforts in support of the SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program for India. The collaboration aims to tailor RPAS crew training to comply with the relevant Indian standards.“GA-ASI looks forward to this collaboration with Indian industry,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.   Read More...

  • 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 improved capabilities through an optimized Human Machine Interface (HMI) that signif...  Read More...

  • Air 7003 Team Reaper Australia Takes Shape

    GEELONG – 26 February 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, today outlined the tangible progress of Team Reaper® Australia towards achieving the Australian Industry Content requirements for this project. GA-ASI first unveiled Team Reaper Australia at AVALON 2017 when the team consisted of four companies dedicated to the support, development...  Read More...

  • GA-ASI Continues Ontime Development of MQ-9B

    The MQ-9B provides persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) around the clock with an operating cost well below most manned platforms.GEELONG – 25 February 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, continues the ontime development of its latest RPA, the MQ-9B. GA-ASI designed MQ-9B as the next generation ...  Read More...

  • 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). “Using a portable laptop computer in conjunction with SATCOM taxi and Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability is a game-changer for our customers,” said David R.   Read More...

  • GA-ASI and Raytheon Deutschland Prove New Digital Sensor

    SAN DIEGO – 11 February 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, and Raytheon Deutschland GmbH based in Freising, Germany, have successfully proven the performance of a recently developed Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensor called the Advanced Radar Detection System (ARDS). The payload was integrated in a wing-mounted pod and test-flown on an MQ-9 RPAS.“We...  Read More...

  • GA-ASI Hosts Industry Showcase Highlighting UK Partners

    -- New Contracts Signed with MBDA and Raytheon UK -- New MOA Signed with BAE Systems --LONDON – 24 January 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, hosted an Industry Showcase today to recognize UK companies that are contributing to operational systems such as MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, and the new MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA program. The Royal Air Forc...  Read More...

  • GA-ASI Builds Industrial Collaboration Team in Belgium for MQ-9B SkyGuardian

    SAN DIEGO – 15 January 2019 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, announced today that it has teamed with five Belgium-based businesses as part of an industrial collaboration effort with the Belgian aerospace and defense industry. Team SkyGuardian Belgium includes GA-ASI, SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort, and satellite communication technology compan...  Read More...

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