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  • General Atomics to Host NASA MAIA Payload on OBT-2 Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Host NASA MAIA Payload on OBT-2 Satellite

    NASA has tapped General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business to host an aerosol pollutant measuring instrument on the company’s Orbital Test Bed-2 satellite. GA-EMS said Monday it will provide integration and pre-launch processing services for the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols instrument, which will be launched to space in 2022 to study the connection between aerosol pollutants and human […] More

  • General Atomics to Update Cryofracture System for Army; Scott Forney Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Update Cryofracture System for Army; Scott Forney Comments

    A General Atomics business unit has received a contract of an undisclosed value to update a portable cryofracture system prototype for future installation at Crane Army Ammunition Activity in Crane, Ind. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will also conduct design and procurement efforts to integrate the system with a rotary kiln incinerator under the contract from Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering […] More

  • General Atomics Tests Arresting Gear Tech on Prop Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Tests Arresting Gear Tech on Prop Aircraft

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems group has tested its Advanced Arresting Gear system on three types of heavy, propeller-driven aircraft at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J. The company said Monday the arresting gear was able to perform aircraft recovery on a C2-A Greyhound, an E-2C+ Hawkeye and an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Rolf Ziesing, vice president […] More

  • General Atomics' Multi-Payload Demonstration Satellite Completes Pre-Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics’ Multi-Payload Demonstration Satellite Completes Pre-Flight Test

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has concluded pre-flight and full system tests of a satellite built to host multiple technology payloads for on-orbit demonstration. The company said Monday its Orbital Test Bed will launch onboard the SpaceX-built Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space Technology Program. OTB will carry a deep-space atomic clock that was produced […] More

  • General Atomics to feature Orbital Test Bed model at 34th Space Symposium - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to feature Orbital Test Bed model at 34th Space Symposium

    General Atomics has announced its electromagnetic systems business will showcase a new spacecraft model designed to host technology payloads for demonstration. The company said Wednesday GA-EMS will exhibit the Orbital Test Bed along with other satellite and space system offerings at the 34th Space Symposium scheduled to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from April 15 to 19. “Our […] More

  • General Atomics' Electromagnetic Systems Business to Expand in Mississippi - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Business to Expand in Mississippi

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit will expand its existing facilities in Shannon, Mississippi under a $20 million project. The Mississippi Development Authority said Wednesday the expansion will create 48 jobs; address demands for airborne, maritime and ground-based military lasers; and meet increased fabrication needs. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will add 128,000 square feet of space to an […] More

  • General Atomics Demos Acoustic Surveillance Tech for Counter-UAS Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Demos Acoustic Surveillance Tech for Counter-UAS Missions

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business demonstrated an acoustic detection system during an event held at the U.S. Army‘s Fires Center of Excellence in Lawton, Oklahoma. The company said Thursday it was invited to showcase the Fencepost platform at the  annual Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment in support of counter-unmanned aerial system missions. Hank Rinehart, business lead for surveillance and sensor […] More

  • General Atomics to Help Army Advance Railgun Weapon Tech; Nick Bucci, Mike Rucker Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Help Army Advance Railgun Weapon Tech; Nick Bucci, Mike Rucker Comment

    A General Atomics business unit has received a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army‘s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Command mature and evaluate electromagnetic railgun weapon systems. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems and ARDEC will collaborate to develop and test prototypes for mission performance and possible integration with Army vehicles as part the contract awarded through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, […] More

  • General Atomics Seeks to Expand Tech Development Efforts Through New Mexico Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Seeks to Expand Tech Development Efforts Through New Mexico Facility

    General Atomics has established an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a move to expand its presence and technology development efforts in the region. The company said Monday its new office in Innovate ABQ’s Lobo Rainforest building offers General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems an opportunity to connect with local contractors, entrepreneurs and laboratories. “We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the […] More

  • General Atomics Produces Initial Li-ion Battery Shipset for USSOCOM Combat Submersible - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics Produces Initial Li-ion Battery Shipset for USSOCOM Combat Submersible

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has produced and delivered the first batch of Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant batteries for a new transport vehicle of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Lockheed Martin contracted GA-EMS to supply the LiFT battery systems designed to power propulsion and internal support systems of USSOCOM’s Dry Combat Submersible platform, General Atomics said Thursday. USSOCOM awarded Lockheed […] More

  • DARPA Taps General Atomics to Build Portable Diagnostic Platform With Sensor - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Taps General Atomics to Build Portable Diagnostic Platform With Sensor

    A General Atomics business unit has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to build a portable medical device for military personnel to detect if they have come into contact with an infectious disease. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will equipe the Portable Diagnostic Platform with sensor technology and disposable cartridges designed to perform laboratory-quality molecular […] More

  • General Atomics EMS to Develop High Power Microwave Capacitators Under Navy Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics EMS to Develop High Power Microwave Capacitators Under Navy Contract

    General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business has received a U.S. Navy contract to develop high energy density capacitors designed as components for emerging high power microwave systems. The company said Wednesday it seeks to construct capacitors with reduced size for HPM systems to be used on smaller naval platforms. The contract follows a previous one awarded early January […] More