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May 15, 2024

GA-ASI Developing New ABAD Pod for Battlefield Awareness and Defense

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with the U.S. Special Operations Command to develop a new Airborne Battlespace Awareness and Defense (ABAD) capability. ABAD will provide detection and protection against Radio Frequency and Infrared threats.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced its partnership with Shift5 to integrate the company’s onboard cyber anomaly detection and predictive maintenance capabilities into the MQ-9A Reaper for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) celebrated the delivery of the first MQ-9A Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft System to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Squadron 2 (VMUT-2). The delivery is part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Expeditionary (MUX) Program.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) confirms that its Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) destroyed static targets in live-fire tests on April 13, 2024, validating the system’s battlefield relevance and recording another milestone for the demonstrator aircraft.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been selected to build production representative flight test articles of the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) for the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC). This option contract award exercises the critical design, build, and flight test on the existing CCA contract with GA-ASI following an initial 6-month phase that culminated in a successful CCA preliminary design review (PDR) earlier this year.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is continuing its support of EagleEye multi-mode radar development with a company investment to add an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna and associated software that will increase range and deliver significant mode enhancements.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is working with General Atomics to make important upgrades to their growing fleet of MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft. The upgrades will take place incrementally over the next three years.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has installed enhanced operating software into its Predator Mission Trainer simulator that resides at GA-ASI’s Flight Test & Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) hosted an Open Architecture Symposium on Feb. 29, 2024, at its headquarters in Poway, California. More than 80 attendees from approximately 30 organizations attended the symposium where government and industry speakers highlighted the tools, communities, and partners required to put Modular Open Systems Approach into practice in the development of UAS.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station for the first time on Feb. 28, 2024. OBSS is an Air Force Research Laboratory program and GA-ASI was selected in 2021 to design, build and fly the new aircraft.

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