Category Archives: UAV

GA-ASI Flight Tests LEO SATCOM on MQ-9A

GA-ASI FLIGHT TESTS LEO SATCOM ON MQ-9A Capability Provides Global Coverage That Enables Operations Anywhere in the World SAN DIEGO – 02 February 2023 – On Dec. 22, 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and the Air National Guard … Continue reading

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Statement from GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue on Ukraine conflict

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. +1 (858) 524-8101 STATEMENT FROM GA-ASI CEO LINDEN BLUE ON UKRAINE CONFLICT SAN DIEGO – 01 February 2023 – For nearly a year, the full might of the Russian military has battered — but not … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Fans: Leave Your Drone at Home

February 1, 2023 WASHINGTON – State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LVII. Drones will be restricted during the following times and days: Game Day, Sunday, Feb. 12 Restrictions begin at 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Selected by DARPA to Support Liberty Lifter Program

GA-ASI SELECTED BY DARPA TO SUPPORT LIBERTY LIFTER PROGRAM SAN DIEGO – 01 February 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) was awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of an aircraft capable … Continue reading

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GA-ASI News: GA-ASI’s Eaglet Takes Its First Flight

GA-ASI’S EAGLET TAKES ITS FIRST FLIGHT Technical Demonstration With ARL and AvMC Shows Off New Survivable ALE SAN DIEGO – 31 January 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE) for the first … Continue reading

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"FLIGHT ADVISORY- National Special Security Event 2023 State of the Union Address February 7, 2023"

FLIGHT ADVISORY- National Special Security Event 2023 State of the Union Address February 7, 2023Notice Number: NOTC2817 FLIGHT ADVISORYNational Special Security Event2023 State of the Union AddressFebruary 7, 2023 Fore more information follow link below: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2023/Jan/2023_SOTUA_FAA_Flight_Advisory.pdf This notice is being … Continue reading

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GPS Interference TestingNotice Number: NOTC2798

FLIGHT ADVISORY – GPS Interference Testing Homestead Training Center, FL 24-25 January 2023 Centered at 252918N0802311W or the DHP190019 The entire flight advisory may be accessed and downloaded at the following address: Pilots are advised to check NOTAMs frequently for … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Flies Multiple Missions Using Artificially Intelligent Pilots

GA-ASI FLIES MULTIPLE MISSIONS USING ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT PILOTS AI Flights Featuring Avenger® Advance CCA Ecosystem SAN DIEGO – 11 January 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) further advanced its Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) ecosystem by flying three unique … Continue reading

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Focus on Innovation – Cooperation between High Eye and ODU

Mühldorf, 23-01-09 Focus on innovation to stay at the forefront The right cooperation makes the difference High Eye is a company that specializes in manufacturing the Airboxer VTOL UAV, a heavy-fuel driven (Jet A-1) unmanned helicopter system for both civilian … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Flies First M2DO MQ-9A Aircraft

GA-ASI FLIES FIRST M2DO MQ-9A AIRCRAFT SAN DIEGO – 05 January 2023 – On Nov. 10, 2022, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the first production MQ-9A Multi-Domain Operations (M2DO)-ready variant of the U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper. This … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Announces Strategic Partnership with Bharat Forge to Manufacture Aerostructures

GA-ASI ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BHARAT FORGE TO MANUFACTURE AEROSTRUCTURES SAN DIEGO – 03 January 2023 – In a major move to boost manufacturing in India, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Bharat Forge Limited, India have announced a … Continue reading

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N.D. ANG’s 178th ATKS Named RPA Squadron of the Year

N.D. ANG’S 178TH ATKS NAMED RPA SQUADRON OF THE YEAR SAN DIEGO – 16 December 2022 – The North Dakota Air National Guard’s 178th Attack Squadron (ATKS) was recognized as the General Atomics Remotely Piloted Aircraft Squadron of the Year … Continue reading

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MQ-9A Leased to India by GA-ASI Complete 10,000 Flight Hours in 2 Years

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. MQ-9A LEASED TO INDIA BY GA-ASI COMPLETE 10,000 FLIGHT HOURS IN 2 YEARS SAN DIEGO – 06 December 2022 – On November 22, 2022, a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Flies Autonomous Collaboration Using Avenger UAS

GA-ASI FLIES AUTONOMOUS COLLABORATION USING AVENGER® UAS Demonstration Shows Maturing CCA Ecosystem SAN DIEGO – 30 November 2022 – On Nov. 17, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) paired a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger® Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with a Sabreliner, operated … Continue reading

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FLIGHT ADVISORY – FORT BENNING GEORGIA

FLIGHT ADVISORY – FORT BENNING GEORGIANotice Number: NOTC2743 FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS INTERFERENCE TESTING FORT BENNING GEORGIA (FTBEGA) 22-67 02 – 09 December Fort Benning, GA The entire flight advisory may be accessed and downloaded at the following address: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2022/Nov/FTBEGA_22-67_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf

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GA-ASI Teams with SMX to Win ARIES Task Order and Continue AFRICOM Support

  GA-ASI TEAMS WITH SMX TO WIN ARIES TASK ORDER AND CONTINUE AFRICOM SUPPORT SAN DIEGO – 14 October 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and its MQ-9A Remotely Piloted Aircraft will continue to support prime contractor SMX … Continue reading

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GA-ASI, SES and Hughes Team Up to Demonstrate NextGen SATCOM on MQ-9B SkyGuardian

GA-ASI, SES AND HUGHES TEAM UP TO DEMONSTRATE NEXTGEN SATCOM ON MQ-9B SKYGUARDIAN® Higher Data Rates Increase Security and Robustness for RPA SAN DIEGO – 10 November 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), SES and Hughes Network Systems … Continue reading

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GA-ASI to Deliver MQ-9A Reapers to Poland

  GA-ASI TO DELIVER MQ-9A REAPERS TO POLAND  World-Leading RPA Capabilities Will Fortify Poland’s National Defense and Security SAN DIEGO – 31 October 2022 – As part of a lease agreement, Poland will take delivery of MQ-9A Reaper Remotely Piloted … Continue reading

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"VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FL"

VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FLNotice Number: NOTC2688 November 01, 2022Ft Lauderdale, FL30/10 NMR – 17,999 FT MSL       Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued. *Depicted TFR data may not be a … Continue reading

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FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance

FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying. Under federal law, recreational drone flyers must follow the … Continue reading

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GA-ASI SeaGuardian(r) Begins Operations for Japan Coast Guard

GA-ASI SEAGUARDIAN® BEGINS OPERATIONS FOR JAPAN COAST GUARD SAN DIEGO – 19 October 2022 – On October 19, 2022, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) commenced flight operations using an MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, … Continue reading

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GA-ASI and US Army Flight Test Open Architecture Ground Control Software on Gray Eagle Extended Range

GA-ASI AND US ARMY FLIGHT TEST OPEN ARCHITECTURE GROUND CONTROL SOFTWARE ON GRAY EAGLE EXTENDED RANGE SAN DIEGO – 18 October 2022 – U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System Project Office and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully performed the … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Flight Tests Next-Generation Flight Computer on Gray Eagle Extended Range

GA-ASI FLIGHT TESTS NEXT-GENERATION FLIGHT COMPUTER ON GRAY EAGLE EXTENDED RANGE SAN DIEGO – 11 October 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully performed the first flight tests of the next-generation flight computer for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Announces Gray Eagle 25M, New MDO-Capable Variant

GA-ASI ANNOUNCES GRAY EAGLE 25M, NEW MDO-CAPABLE VARIANT GE-25M Will Provide Critical Capabilities that Enable Multi-Domain Operations SAN DIEGO – 10 October 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has launched its latest variant of the Gray Eagle line … Continue reading

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Protector Completes Acceptance Test Procedures

PROTECTOR COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TEST PROCEDURES ATP Completion Signals Official Hand-Over of Aircraft to RAF SAN DIEGO – 06 October 2022 – Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) for the first Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) system has been completed. Completion … Continue reading

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FLIGHT ADVISORY – GPS Interference Testing

FLIGHT ADVISORY – GPS Interference TestingNotice Number: NOTC2639 GPS INTERFERENCE TESTING CARRIER STRIKE GROUP FOUR (CSG4) 22-04 09 October Off-the-Coast, SC Centered at 320960N0793960W or the CHS162048 The entire flight advisory may be accessed and downloaded at the following address: … Continue reading

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GA-ASI News: GA-ASI Partners with Indian AI Company for Multi-Domain Situational Awareness

GA-ASI PARTNERS WITH INDIAN AI COMPANY FOR MULTI-DOMAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SAN DIEGO – 28 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announces that Indian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Company 114ai has become one of its first partnerships as part … Continue reading

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GA-ASI and 3rdiTech Announce Joint Strategic Partnership for Cutting-Edge Semiconductor Technologies

GA-ASI AND 3RDITECH ANNOUNCE JOINT STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR CUTTING-EDGE SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES SAN DIEGO – 27 September 2022 – In a big boost to the “Make in India” initiative, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announces a strategic partnership with Indian … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Continues Work with Conflux in Additive Manufacturing

GA-ASI CONTINUES WORK WITH CONFLUX IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING UAS Leader Partners with Australian Supplier on Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger for MQ-9B SAN DIEGO – 26 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with long-time collaborator Conflux … Continue reading

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United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract

United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract • Combat-proven Switchblade with patented wave-off and recommit capability provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike capabilities with minimal collateral effects Designed for use in … Continue reading

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"VIP Movement Notification – Orlando, FL" – FAASafety.gov

VIP Movement Notification – Orlando, FLNotice Number: NOTC2617 September 27, 2022Orlando, FL30/10 NMR – 17,999 FT MSL Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots … Continue reading

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"VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FL" – FAASafety.gov

VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FLNotice Number: NOTC2616 September 27, 2022Ft Lauderdale, FL30/10 NMR – 17,999 FT MSL Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Creates Additive Design & Manufacturing Center of Excellence

GA-ASI CREATES ADDITIVE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE New Center Uses Additive Parts to Streamline Manufacturing of UAS SAN DIEGO – 21 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in the design and manufacture … Continue reading

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RAFAEL UK IS PARTICIPATING IN DVD 2022

RAFAEL UK IS PARTICIPATING IN DVD 2022 September 21-23: RAFAEL UK is presenting a portfolio of life saving defense systems and technologies at DVD 2022. With a pedigree of over 70 years in delivering state-of-the-art, combat proven systems to customers … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Opposes New Chinese Agriculture Project in Grand Forks

GA-ASI OPPOSES NEW CHINESE AGRICULTURE PROJECT IN GRAND FORKS Proposed Corn Mill Presents Opportunities for Sophisticated Military-Related Espionage SAN DIEGO – 20 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading designer and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations

AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations • Portable, rugged Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system provides immediate tactical reconnaissance capabilities for land and maritime operations • … Continue reading

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How SIRAS UAV is Built for Your Mission

Drone experts, Kelly Brodbeck & Randall Warnas, introduce SIRAS – the new professional UAV from Teledyne FLIR that’s priced at $9,695. Sign up for the webinar to learn how SIRAS with no geofencing, simplified data security, and dual – visible … Continue reading

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GA-ASI to Open New Secure Advanced Manufacturing Facility in 2023

GA-ASI TO OPEN NEW SECURE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILTY IN 2023 Secure Facility in Poway Will House Advanced Development and Manufacturing of Cutting-Edge UAS  SAN DIEGO – 20 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been investing in … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Flies Completely Autonomous UAS Flight Using Avenger MQ-20A

GA-ASI FLIES COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS UAS FLIGHT USING AVENGER® MQ-20A Live Fused Tracks for Lockheed Martin Embedded IRST Dynamically Updated Flight Path SAN DIEGO – 19 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used a company-owned Avenger® MQ-20A Unmanned … Continue reading

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"VIP Movement Notification – Columbia, SC" – FAASafety.gov

VIP Movement Notification – Columbia, SCNotice Number: NOTC2612 September 20, 2022Columbia, SC3 NMR – 2,999 FT AGL       Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued. *Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. … Continue reading

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