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  • GA-ASI Advances Sense and Avoid Capatiblity With Two New Flight Tests Nov 20, 2014 - ACAS XU Functionality Proved, Pre-Production Air-to-Air SAA Radar Takes Flight SAN DIEGO – 20 November 2014 – 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 two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid (SAA) system […]
  • Dee Clonts Memorial Nov 03, 2014 - Dee Clonts worked at General Atomics for many years as an executive secretary for Linden Blue. She passed away on October 5, 2014 in San Diego, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, also a longtime GA employee, in 2013. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend her life celebration at 2:30 […]
  • Predator/Gray Eagle Series Surpasses Three Million Flight Hours Oct 14, 2014 - GA-ASI Continues to Add Value to its Aircraft Family with Long Endurance and Multi-Mission Capability    AUSA ANNUAL, WASHINGTON – 14 October 2014 – 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®/Gray Eagle®-series aircraft family […]
  • Fusion Pioneer Tihiro Ohkawa Dies Oct 07, 2014 - Tihiro Ohkawa, a pioneer of the U.S. and world fusion energy research effort, died September 27 at age 86 in La Jolla, CA. He was a long-time leader of the controlled fusion program at General Atomics. Ohkawa received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tokyo. In 1960, he joined General Atomics, then a division […]
  • GA-ASI Radar Shines During U.S. Navy Spearhead IIA Exercise Aug 28, 2014 - Lynx Multi-Mode Radar Detects Small, High-Interest Maritime Targets SAN DIEGO – 28 August 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optical and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar success- fully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in […]
  • General Atomics Awarded Initial Contract for Launch & Recovery Systems for Future John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Aug 13, 2014 - San Diego, CA, 13 August 2014 – U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy. This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials […]
  • Predator B ER Conducts First Long-Range Endurance Flight Jul 17, 2014 - Wing External Fuel Tank Integration and Advanced Fuel Efficiency System Demonstrated FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW – 17 July 2014 – 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 second endurance flight of its Predator® B Extended […]
  • GA-ASI Demonstrates Predator-System Interoperability With NATO ISR Enterprise at Unified Vision 2014 Jul 15, 2014 - FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW – 15 July 2014 – 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 its successful participation in NATO’s Unified Vision (UV14) Trial at Ørland Main Air Station in Brekstad, Norway, May 19-28. Sponsored by […]
  • GA-ASI Demonstrates Advanced Cockpit GCS at Farnborough Jul 15, 2014 - System Now Under Contract with U.S. Air Force FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW – 15 July 2014 – 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 a significant presence at this month’s Farnborough International Air Show, including a demonstration […]
  • GA-ASI Successfully Executes First Flight of Predator XP Jul 14, 2014 - Company Stands Up New Flight Test Facility in Yuma FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW – 14 July 2014 – 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 flight of Predator® XP, an updated version of the […]
  • Senator Cochran Witnesses High-Tech Manufacturing at General Atomics Facility Jun 02, 2014 - Shannon, Miss., June 2, 2014. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) visited the General Atomics (GA) state-of-the art manufacturing and test facility to witness first-hand the high-tech component production taking place in Shannon, Miss. since 2005. GA employs 150 people in Lee County at its recently expanded 367,000 square foot facility. These employees are helping to manufacture […]
  • Improved Gray Eagle Flies With SIGINT Pod and Hellfire Missiles May 21, 2014 - Company Also Announces Plans to Build a Second IGE Aircraft SOFIC, TAMPA – 21 May 2014 – 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 second endurance flight of the U.S. Army’s Improved Gray Eagle® (IGE) […]
  • GA-ASI and Rohde & Schwartz Team to Develop Voice Communications Certification for Predator B May 21, 2014 - Agreement Supports Commitment to Integrate New German/European Capabilities ILA BERLIN AIR SHOW – 21 May 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, and Rohde & Schwarz, the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless communications, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test and […]
  • San Diego-based Physicist Wins National Research Award May 14, 2014 - SAN DIEGO – May 14, 2014 – Physicist Brian Grierson of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won a highly competitive Early Career Research Program award sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science. The $2.5 million grant will fund his exploration of fusion energy for the next five years based at San […]
  • FDA Grants Diazyme 510(k) Clearance to Market Its Vitamin D Assay for Clinical Chemistry Analyzers Mar 24, 2014 - SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – Mar 24, 2014) – Diazyme Laboratories today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(K) clearance to market its Vitamin D assay for Clinical Chemistry Analyzers. In line with the rapid increasing clinical demands for testing of this important biomarker, Diazyme’s new Vitamin D assay, utilizing its […]
  • GA-ASI Recognizes Supplier Excellence Award Winners Mar 18, 2014 - Over 50 Suppliers Honored for Exceptional Performance SAN DIEGO – 18 March 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, today announced that it has honored 55 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding […]
  • General Atomics Systems Integration Opens Office at Warner Robins, GA Feb 19, 2014 - WARNER ROBINS, GA – 19 February 2014 – General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliated company of General Atomics and a provider of best value defense services for U.S. and international customers, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Warner Robins program office, located at 605 Russell Parkway. GA-SI’s program office provides […]
  • GA-ASI Receives Design Accreditation From UK MAA Jan 30, 2014 - Endorsement Underpins GA-ASI Commitment to Quality SAN DIEGO – 30 January 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, today announced that the UK’s Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has accredited the company under the Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS). […]
  • GA-ASI and Northrop Grumman Showcase Additional Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities in Second USMC Exercise Jan 22, 2014 - Predator B Demonstrates Integrated, Networked Electronic Warfare Potential SAN DIEGO – 22 January 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), a leading global security company, today announced the second successful demonstration of Predator® […]
  • Predator-Series Aircraft Pivotal to Search and Rescue Missions Jan 15, 2014 - Italian MQ-9s to be Upgraded with Lynx Maritime Mode SAN DIEGO – 15 January 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that MQ-1 Predator® and Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper RPA successfully supported local law enforcement officials in their […]