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Protector Completes Acceptance Test Procedures

Protector Completes Acceptance Test Procedures

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) for the first Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system was completed on Aug. 26, 2022. Completion of ATP allows for the official hand-over of the aircraft to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF), the launch customer of the MQ-9B RPA system developed by General Atomics [...]

GA-ASI Tests PT6 E-Series Engine from Pratt & Whitney on MQ-9B RPA

GA-ASI Tests PT6 E-Series Engine from Pratt & Whitney on MQ-9B RPA

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 29, 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) tested a PT6 E-Series model turboprop engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada on GA-ASI’s MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Multiple full-power engine tests were performed at GA-ASI’s Desert Horizon flight operations facility in El Mirage, California.  “We’ve enjoyed a long-term relationship [...]

GA-ASI to Supply 8 MQ-9A Extended Range UAS for USMC

GA-ASI to Supply 8 MQ-9A Extended Range UAS for USMC

SAN DIEGO, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract for eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract on May 27, 2022. GA-ASI anticipates awards later this year for Ground Control Systems (GCS), spares, and Ground Support Equipment as [...]

GA-ASI Welcomes New SkyGuardian® Mission Trainer to FTTC

GA-ASI Welcomes New SkyGuardian® Mission Trainer to FTTC

SAN DIEGO, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The first MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Mission Trainer has been delivered to the Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC), a facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, owned and operated by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The new Mission Trainer is designed and delivered by CAE to provide realistic synthetic mission training for [...]

GA-ASI Grows Mojave Line with New MQ-9B STOL Package

GA-ASI Grows Mojave Line with New MQ-9B STOL Package

SAN DIEGO, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — To further extend the versatility of its MQ-9B line of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced today that it will begin developing a short takeoff and landing (STOL)-capable MQ-9B aircraft, which includes the SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian® models. GA-ASI is taking on this revolutionary engineering effort to meet [...]

GA-ASI Selected for Japan Coast Guard RPAS Project

GA-ASI Selected for Japan Coast Guard RPAS Project

SAN DIEGO, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), is pleased to be selected to support the Japan Coast Guard’s (JCG) RPAS Project. Operations will feature GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian® and begin in October 2022.  SeaGuardian will be used to conduct wide-area maritime surveillance to support [...]

GA-ASI Introduces Gambit

GA-ASI Introduces Gambit

SAN DIEGO, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in unmanned aircraft and associated technologies, proudly announces its newest UAS platform: Gambit.  Like the chess opening move that inspires the name, Gambit is about initiative, leading from the front, using advanced sensing to grab the tactical advantage and open a world [...]