General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, including the Predator®/Gray Eagle® aircraft series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Leading the industry to new levels of performance, reliability and operational capability since its establishment in 1993, GA-ASI has expanded the acceptance and application of RPAS within the United States and among allied forces around the globe. The company is dedicated to providing long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with the integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent, wide-area situational awareness.
Predator, GA-ASI’s flagship RPAS, has been operational in every U.S. conflict since 1995, providing persistent ISR and full-mission capability. Since its development, Predator’s capabilities have evolved rapidly, with the company’s aircraft family now encompassing a variety of additional systems, including Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper®, Gray Eagle, the new Predator C Avenger®, and Predator XP. Predator/Gray Eagle-series aircraft are in constant daily operations supporting the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the Royal Air Force, Italian Air Force, and the French Air Force, among other customers.
Complementing its aircraft systems, GA-ASI provides pilot training; support services for RPA field operations; and manufactures a variety of state-of-the-art digital ground control stations. The company also designs the sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software; provides integrated sensor payloads and software for ISR aircraft platforms; and develops high energy lasers, electro-optic sensors, and meta-material antennas. For more information, please see www.ga-asi.com.