Press Releases

  • General Atomics Fabricates the World’s Largest Superconducting Electromagnet Apr 10, 2015 - Operations underway for a new global clean-energy program San Diego – April 10, 2015 – General Atomics (GA) has launched operations to fabricate the ITER Central Solenoid, a 1,000-ton superconducting electromagnet designed to initiate and drive a hot plasma for fusion energy. The Central Solenoid will be among the most powerful magnets ever built with each of the six […]
  • Gen 3 High Energy Laser Completes Beam Quality Evaluation Apr 08, 2015 - HEL System Designed for Land, Sea, and Airborne Platforms SAN DIEGO – 8 April 2015 – 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 an independent measurement team contracted by the U.S. Government has completed beam quality and […]
  • Scientists Record Fusion Energy Breakthrough at General Atomics Mar 26, 2015 - SAN DIEGO – 15 March 2015 – Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled. Scientists performed the experiments on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, a tokamak operated by […]
  • Supplier Excellence Award Winners Recognized by GA-ASI Mar 23, 2015 - Over 40 Suppliers Receive Accolades for Superlative Service SAN DIEGO – 20 March 2015 – 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 it has honored 45 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition […]
  • Predator B Achieves One Million Flight Hours Mar 16, 2015 - Predator/Gray Eagle Series Also Sets Record for 2014 Flight Hours SAN DIEGO – 16 March 2015 – 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 Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA fleet has achieved a historic milestone of […]
  • Princeton and General Atomics Scientists Make Breakthrough in Understanding How to Control Intense Heat Bursts in Fusion Experiments Mar 16, 2015 - Newswise  Mar 13, 2015 — Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled. Scientists performed the experiments on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, a tokamak operated by General Atomics […]
  • GA-ASI and SENER Team to Offer Predator B to Spain Mar 02, 2015 - Partnership Supports Industrial Opportunities for Spanish Workforce SAN DIEGO – 2 March 2015 – 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, and SENER, a leading Spanish engineering company, today announced that they have signed a teaming agreement that promotes the […]
  • Sterigenics International and Nordion announce landmark Canada-U.S. partnership agreement to provide a long-term, reliable supply of medical isotopes Feb 23, 2015 - New medical isotope supply agreements with U.S.-based MURR and General Atomics will serve patients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ – Sterigenics International LLC and subsidiary Nordion, announced today agreements with General Atomics and the University of MissouriResearch Reactor Center (MURR®) to establish a new, reliable supply of medical isotopes that will […]
  • GA-ASI VAlidates Airborne Sense & Avoid Radar Functionality Aboard Predator B Feb 12, 2015 - Air-to-Air Radar Tracks Multiple Airborne Targets Across a Wide Field-of-Regard SAN DIEGO – 12 February 2015 – 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 a major technological advancement related to the integration of RPA into international and domestic […]
  • Predator XP Sets New Company Record for Long Endurance Flight Feb 12, 2015 - Long-Endurance Capability Validated; Flies for 40-Plus Consecutive Hours SAN DIEGO – 12 February 2015 – 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 first endurance flight of  Predator® XP, an advanced derivative of the mission-proven MQ-1 […]
  • General Atomics to Perform Additional Railgun Pulse Power Work Feb 11, 2015 - San Diego, Calif., 11 Feb. 2015. General Atomics (GA) was awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for research, development, fabrication and testing of power supply modules to be used in railgun pulse power containers. Each container houses a number of modules, which provide compact, energy-dense, portable energy used to fire […]
  • Single Predator B RPA Amasses 20,000 Flight Hours Jan 12, 2015 - Total GA-ASI Predator B Deliveries Nears 230 SAN DIEGO – 12 January 2015 – 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 a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single […]