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GA-ASI Delivers Final MQ-9A Block 5 RPA to Spain

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) delivered the final two MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and a Ground Control Station (GCS) to the Spanish Air Force (SpAF) on Nov. 23, 2020, completing a Foreign Military Sales acquisition of four aircraft and three GCSs. The ...

Recent Tests Advance Drone Use for Laser Target Firing

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) researchers recently took an idea to use drones to test and evaluate ships’ new laser weapons a step further by successfully launching and landing one from a moving ship.From a few miles off the Port Hueneme coast, NSWC PHD ...

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Awarded Smart Sensor Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.(GA-ASI) has been awarded a $93.3 million contract from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) to enhance the autonomous sensing capabilities of unmanned aircraft. The goal of the JAIC Smart Sensor project is to advance Artificial Intelligence ...

Vantage Announces $7 Million in New DoD Contracts

We are excited to share that Vantage was selected for four different Department of Defense (DoD) contracts in the last five months. These new wins allow Vantage to expand our investments in the core technology pushing limits on sensor performance, flight performance, autonomy, communications and ...

U.S. Army selects BAE Systems to deliver autonomy capabilities for Future Vertical Lift initiative

BAE Systems has been awarded multiple contracts from the U.S. Army to develop key technologies for the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Program (A-Team). BAE Systems was the only company awarded contracts for three of the program’s four focus areas, designed to advance manned and unmanned teaming ...

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

On September 17, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during manned-unmanned teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from ...

GA-ASI Kicks Off SeaGuardian Validation Flights in Japan

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), kicked off a series of validation flights on Oct. 15 for Japan Coast Guard (JCG) in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. GA-ASI is working with Asia Air Survey (AAS) ...

AeroVironment Secures $8.4 Million Puma 3 AE UAS Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally

 AeroVironment, Inc.  a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it secured a $8,371,332 firm-fixed-price U.S. Department of Defense FMS contract award on September 25, 2020 for Puma™ 3 AE tactical UAS, training and support to an allied nation. Delivery is ...

GA-ASI’s New SC2 Software Offers Massive Savings for Gray Eagle ER Teams

Massive reductions in emplacement, mission launch time and overall footprint size are in the works for Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), thanks to new laptop-based interface called Scalable Command & Control (SC2) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. ...

Leonardo Electronic Warfare Capability At The Heart Of Royal Air Force Swarming UAS Capability

Leonardo, working in partnership with the Royal Air Force’s RapidCapabilities Office (RCO), have together successfully conducted a live trial of a ‘swarming drones’ capability. During the demo, a number of small, remotely-piloted aircraft equipped with Leonardo’s powerful electronic ...