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    GA-ASI Completes Series Of System Level Tests For Protector

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully completed key system-level tests for the new Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). 

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    STARE on Display at GA-ASI Booth During Dubai Airshow

    At the Dubai Airshow, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will have a number of capabilities on display in booth #1470, including its STARE (System for Tasking And Real-time Exploitation) system.

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    GA-ASI Awarded OBSS Contract from AFRL

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) received a $17.8 million award from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to design and develop an unmanned Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) aircraft.

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    USMC Acquires 2 MQ-9A Reapers

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the transfer of two MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the U.S. Marine Corps on October 15, 2021.

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    GA-ASI Kicks Off Busy Fall Season in ROK with ADEX

    With the start of ADEX (Seoul, Oct. 19, Booth A64), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) kicks off a busy fall season in the Republic of Korea.

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    GA-ASI Completes European Maritime Demos

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a series of flight demonstrations that featured a company-owned MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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    GA-ASI Implementing MOSA for Gray Eagle ER Inc. 2

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with the U.S. Army to develop a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) for the Multi-Domain Operations (MDO)-capable Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    GA-ASI SeaGuardian Flies First Approved Point-to-Point UAS Flight in UK

    The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the first time approved a point-to-point domestic flight of an unmanned aircraft that utilized the UK’s airways structure when General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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    GA-ASI Flies UAS in the Canadian Arctic

    In a flight that originated from its Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) near Grand Forks, N.D., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a company-owned MQ-9A “Big Wing” configured Unmanned Aircraft System north through Canadian airspace past the 78th parallel.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates Airborne MUM-T Using MQ-20 Avenger

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) continues to advance new levels of autonomous control for unmanned aircraft, successfully completing an airborne Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) demonstration on Aug. 25, 2021 pairing a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger with a modified King Air 200 as a surrogate for 4th- and 5th-generation tactical fighters.

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    GA-ASI SeaGuardian Flies from UK to the Netherlands

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a company-owned, MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) today from RAF Waddington across the North Sea to Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, completing a two-day series of flights between the two airspaces.

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    GA-ASI Secures Prime Positions on New ASTRO Contract Vehicle

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, secured nine prime positions on the new General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) ASTRO – a multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle geared towards the needs of the Department of Defense and the U.S. military.

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    GA-ASI Avenger Equipped with Lockheed Martin Legion Pod Autonomously Follows Target Aircraft

    For the first time ever, over the high desert of southern California on July 2, 2021, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used an Avenger® Unmanned Aircraft System equipped with a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod® to autonomously track and follow targets of interest.

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    GA-ASI and UK MOD Exercise Contract for Additional 13 Protector RPAS

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has exercised the clause in its contract with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) to manufacture and deliver 13 additional Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) that had previously been identified as options.

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    GA-ASI Completes First MQ-9A Block 5 for the Netherlands

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced today the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Station (GCS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

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    New Generator Coming Online for Gray Eagle ER UAS

    On May 13, 2021, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) completed initial flight tests of a new brushless generator system on a company-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.

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    GA-ASI to Provide Mid-Life Update to Italian Air Force MQ-9 RPA

    The Italian Air Force has partnered with the U.S. Government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide a mid-life update to its fleet of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Stations (GCS) as part of a Foreign Military Sales agreement.

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    Gray Eagle ER Enables Joint Terminal Attack Controller Operations

    On April 23, 2021, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated enhanced situational awareness and targeting capability for ground forces during a company-funded technology demonstration at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.

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    GA-ASI to Host Next Blue Magic Belgium Event Sept. 15-16

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is once again inviting Belgian industry to become part of the development of MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) through Blue Magic Belgium (BMB).

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    GA-ASI Participates in U.S. Pacific Fleet's Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) participated in U.S. Pacific Fleet’s (PACFLT) Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem ‘21 (UxS IBP 21), April 21-26, 2021.

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    GA-ASI Further Expands MQ-9 Mission Capability

    The U.S. Air Force, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and L3Harris Technologies have collaborated to further expand the mission capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s versatile MQ-9 Reaper® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

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    GA-ASI Gray Eagle Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

    “This landmark event demonstrates the inherent value of our Gray Eagle systems for the warfighter,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander.

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    Army Uses GA-ASI SC2 to Control Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS

    GA ASI and the U.S. Army conducted the first production Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) flights of a Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System using Scalable Command & Control (SC2) software developed by GA-ASI and installed on an Army-owned laptop computer.

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    GA-ASI Avenger ER Receives FAA Experimental Certificate

    GA-ASI announced that its company-owned Avenger ER achieved a company milestone as it received an FAA-issued Experimental Certificate (EC) enabling the “Extended Range” Avenger to perform expanded operations in the U.S. National Airspace System.

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    GA-ASI’s New Centerline Avionics Bay Increases MQ-9A Capability

    “The Centerline Avionics Bay was purpose-built to provide additional volume, platform infrastructure, and cooling provisions for integrating High Performance Computing (HPC) systems on MQ-9 Block 1 and Block 5 RPA,” said GA-ASI Vice President of Strategic Development J.R. Reid.

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    GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Relationship

    “We are pleased to expand this relationship with composite structures manufactured in the UK. This will mean that not only the RAF’s Protector will have UK-manufactured tails, but the global MQ-9B fleet will also benefit from tails manufactured in the UK,”  said Tommy Dunehew, vice president of International Strategic Development for GA-ASI.

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    GA-ASI Launches SkyGuardian Global Support Solutions

    SkyGuardian® Global Support Solutions (SGSS) provides operators with reduced lifecycle costs and low risk by providing a guaranteed full-sustainment solution that allows for maximum system availability, commonality, and access to crew training at an affordable cost-per-flight-hour.

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    GA-ASI Plans to Demonstrate Maritime Capability in UK

    GA‑ASI announces its plan to take a company-owned SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft to the United Kingdom later this year to undertake a series of operational capability demonstrations for NATO allies, including the Netherlands.

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    GA-ASI Successfully Completes Self-Protection System Demo on MQ-9

    During the testing, the MQ-9 was able to successfully track Radio Frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) missile threats, deploy countermeasures, and provide real-time threat awareness and protection in a simulated contested environment.

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    Raytheon Intelligence and Space Maritime Surveillance Systems Flight Tested on GA-ASI SeaGuardian for Japan Coast Guard

    “Our advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions can aid the Japan Coast Guard to perform their duties effectively in alignment with Japan’s maritime security priorities,” said Barbara Borgonovi, vice president of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems for RI&S.

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    GA-ASI Completes Unmanned Aircraft Anti-Submarine Warfare Demonstration of Sonobuoy Dispensing and Remote Processing

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed development and test of the world’s first self-contained Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar to be Integrated on GA-ASI SeaGuardian

    GA-ASI is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian. The integration of this market-leading radar will enable persistent maritime ISR and is available to our international customer base.

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    GA-ASI Integrates Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

    In a recent flight test, GA-ASI integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod® onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned aircraft.

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    GA-ASI Demonstrates BLOS Command and Control Over HF Using MQ-9

    GA-ASI completed the first Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) High Frequency (HF) Command and Control (C2) demonstration for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The HF C2 capability does not require a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link and is capable of providing BLOS connectivity up to 8,000 miles, depending on transmit power and link geometry.

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    GA-ASI Selected for Skyborg Vanguard Program

    GA-ASI has been selected by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to support the Skyborg Vanguard Program. Skyborg will become the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) autonomous capabilities for a family of future USAF unmanned combat aerial vehicles.