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The MQ-9 Reaper is one of the most advanced drones available to the U.S. Airforce. The unmanned aerial device is built by General Atomics and has a range of 1,150 miles. It is able to gather intelligence and provide strike support with an impressive array of weapons, such as the laser-guided GBU-12 ...
Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and General Atomics are all vying for a U.S. Navy contract to build the MQ-25 Stingray, an unmanned aerial tanker that will be launched via ... Boeing's drone will use a Rolls-Royce engine, which also powers the U.S. Air Force's Global Hawk and Navy's Triton drones.

Specifically, the new policy authorizes direct commercial sales of drone technology, allowing U.S. firms like General Atomics and Northrop Grumman to directly market certain drones to foreign governments, rather than relying on the more cumbersome government-run Foreign Military Sales program.
On April 19, President Donald Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum that revises rules for export of military drones, including big target and long-range ... He called the drone "a clear knock-off" of the MQ-Reaper made by the U.S.-based General Atomics and used the U.S. Air Force.
The proposal indicates a paradigm shift in the technology, as the major drone procurement program was launched, with the funding assigned for new research and development. Similarly, the government of India has also formed an alliance with General Atomics to deliver 22 sea guardian drones worth ...
WASHINGTON ― General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has successfully demonstrated flight deck taxi capability for the MQ-25. Using a Predator C Avenger as a surrogate, the company demonstrated its unmanned platforms can integrate with the complexities of flight deck operations. The Avenger ...

Kratos, along with Dynetics, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin, took part in the first phase of the Gremlins program, which ended in March 2017. DARPA subsequently awarded additional contracts to Dynetics and General Atomics, but Kratos continued to be involved in the project as a subcontractor to ...
But General Atomics has a lot of experience with efficient unmanned aircraft, such as the Predator and Reaper drones, while Lockheed Martin has fresh experience developing carrier jets with its work on the new F-35C fighter for use by the Navy, LaGrone said. That makes it “a toss-up,” he said.
The race to get the contract for the US Navy's first carrier-based drone is heating up. All three competitors — Boeing, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin — have released images of what their drones look like, and the announcement of the winner is expected sometime between August and October 2018 ...
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said Thursday its new Avenger drone has set an endurance record of nearly a day in the air. Over a two-day period in January, the San Diego company's next-generation Avenger ER flew 23.4 continuous hours on a simulated reconnaissance mission. That's a ...
General Atomics, purveyor of the iconic Predator and Reaper drones, has officially released more concept art and new details about its carrier-based tanker drone to our friend and Aviation Week reporter James Drew. One main revelation in Drew's report is that the company doesn't plan on actually ...
Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs, better known as Skunk Works, has released concept images of its MQ-25 'Stingray' design, an unmanned carrier-launched tanker plane. The refueling drone will compete against designs from Boeing and General Atomics for a Navy contract to build a ...
The Reaper is set to gain new capabilities just as its iconic progenitor is pulled from service, but arming drones with air-to-air missiles isn't new. ... one, but its legacy is secured in the form of its super-sized cousin, the MQ-9 Reaper, an aircraft that will become the backbone of USAF drone operations.
The Blue brothers owned a nuclear energy company called General Atomics but were sure drones were going to be the next big thing. Two other innovators shoehorned the Predator into the military — John Deutch, the Clinton administration's first undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology, ...
The drone is developed after General Atomics' MQ-1 Predator model. ... The Times of India reported recently that India's military fields more than 200 drones imported from Israel. While most of the ... The Indian Defense Ministry announced plans to buy 400 drones over the next decade on February 24.
Chief among those aircraft is the Predator, built by San Diego-based defense contractor General Atomics. The UAE previously purchased some $200 million worth of surveillance-only Predator drones from General Atomics. The Obama administration opposed selling the UAE armed versions of the Predator ...
Boeing, General Atomics, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in January all submitted bids to build what the Navy describes as an aerial refueling tanker drone, and General Atomics on Feb. ... For Boeing, participation in the MQ-25 program seems to be about a lot more than selling a few drones.

Here's Why General Atomics Teamed Up With Boeing For The MQ-25 Tanker Drone Tender ... General Atomics has announced it will team up with Boeing to compete for the contract to build the first four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker drones for the U.S. Navy if it wins the competition, though the latter ...
A General Atomics business unit will collaborate with several other companies to compete for the U.S. Navy's carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said Monday it will work with Boeing (NYSE: BA); BAE Systems; United Technologies Corp.
San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems said Monday its tanker drone has successfully demonstrated taxi operations on an simulated aircraft carrier deck with operators using Wii-like controllers. “This demonstration proves that the GA-ASI solution will integrate into existing ship operations, ...
A report from the Gizmodo technology website suggests that Google has partnered with the US Department of Defense to assist it in developing artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze drone footage. According to sources who spoke on conditions of anonymity, Google's involvement in the so-called Project ...
Once armed, the Predator, manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics Technology Corp., could not just locate enemies, but kill them as well ... The company also makes the first-generation UAV's bigger, younger brother, the MQ-9 Reaper, and the Air Force plans to buy 366 of these drones for ...


 

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