Press Releases

  • GA-ASI Honored By Local AIAA Chapter Jun 23, 2015 - Company Receives Awards for Outstanding Aerospace Management and Contribution to the Community San Diego – June 23, 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 recently was honored by the American Institute of […]
  • General Atomics Railgun Projectile Development Passes Critical Tests at U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground Jun 22, 2015 - San Diego, CA, 22 June 2015 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that projectiles with on-board electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests on 9-10 June at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.  The week of test activity included marking the 100th successful […]
  • General Atomics Awarded Production Contract for Launch & Recovery Systems for Future John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Jun 22, 2015 - General Atomics Awarded Production Contract for Launch & Recovery Systems for Future John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier San Diego, CA, 22 June 2015 – General Atomics (GA) was awarded an undefinitized contract action for the production of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the future CVN 79 aircraft carrier […]
  • GA-ASI Implements State-of-the-Art Software to Enhance Quality Jun 17, 2015 - Company Teams With Accenture and SAP to Redesign, Improve Operational Processes PARIS AIR SHOW – June 17, 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 implemented the first major phase of its Operational […]
  • Cobham and GA-ASI extend partnership to provide UAV whole life support in the UK and Australia Jun 16, 2015 - Cobham Aviation Services (Cobham) and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) have today signed a Teaming Agreement to create an affiliation covering whole life support arrangements for GA-ASI products in the UK and Australia. The teaming arrangement focuses on the provision of support for the Predator® B / MQ-9 Reaper® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system […]
  • CAE and GA-ASI to develop Predator UAS simulator for Italian Air Force Jun 16, 2015 - Paris, France, June 16, 2015 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – Today at the Paris Air Show, CAE announced the Italian Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA) has contracted CAE to develop and deliver upgrades and enhancements to a Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Mission Trainer being developed for the Italian Air Force. Together, […]
  • Certifiable Predator B Completes Critical Design Review Jun 15, 2015 - New Predator B Variant on Track to be Certified for Flight in European Airspace PARIS AIR SHOW – 15 June 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 reached a significant milestone in its […]
  • Peter Fortescue Dies at 102 Jun 08, 2015 - Dr. Peter Fortescue, an internationally recognized leader in the development of helium-cooled nuclear reactors for electric power generation, passed away May 27 in San Diego at the age of 102. For many years he was chief research and development engineer at General Atomic Division of General Dynamics, the predecessor of today’s General Atomics. He was leader […]
  • French Air Force Adds Third Reaper to Fleet May 29, 2015 - Latest Aircraft Joins Two MQ-9 Reapers in Deployed Operations SAN DIEGO – 29 May 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 delivered a third Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper® RPA to the French Ministry […]
  • Hellads Laser Completes Development May 22, 2015 - Lightweight, Tactical Laser Weapon System Ready for Live Fire Field Testing SAN DIEGO – 21 May 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 the High-Energy Liquid Laser (HELLADS) completed the U.S. Government Acceptance Test Procedure […]
  • 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 […]