CAE has won a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) contract to develop a comprehensive synthetic training system for the United Kingdom’s Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.
The Protector will be operated by the Royal Air Force and is the UK-specific variant of GA-ASI’s certifiable MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS, which can meet the most stringent certification requirements of aviation authorities, the company said in a statement Friday.
CAE will design and develop a comprehensive synthetic training system that will include desktop and mission trainers specific to the Protector RPAS.
The Protector mission trainers will be based on GA-ASI’s certifiable ground control station (CGCS) and will be the first simulators developed for this advanced CGCS.
The company will also provide brief/debrief and scenario generation stations as part of the overall synthetic training system.
Deliveries of the training systems are scheduled to take place in 2020.
General Atomics has won $19 million contract to manufacture, test and deliver Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) spare parts to support United States navy's CVN-78 aircraft carrier. The contract includes, assembly, inspection, integration of EMALS spares prior to the Advanced Arresting Gear and EMALS material support dates, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
General Atomics has teamed with Belgiums SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort and Newtec to provide Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) activities and other services to support the Belgian militarys selection of SkyGuardian UAVs. GA-ASI and SABCA will be responsible for production and MRO activities, including initial in-country entry into service and support for SkyGuardian
General Atomics has won a $40 million modification contract for services on the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Gray Eagle is a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) UAS having an endurance of 25 hours, and speed up to167 KTAS (Knots True Air Speed)
General Atomics has received a Special Airworthiness Certification in the Experimental Category from the FAA for its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian aircraft. The company-owned Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – registered as N191FP and known as YBC02 – joins the first SkyGuardian in support of the MQ-9B development program
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) demonstrated the Aluminum Power System (ALPS), powering an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) at a GA-EMS test tank facility in San Diego, USA. During the demonstration, a submerged ALPS provided hydrogen and oxygen to a Teledyne Energy Systems fuel cell, which provided electrical power to propel a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the company said in a statement
General Atomics has won a $19 million from the United States (US) Navy to provide engineering and diagnostics support for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The contract includes integrated test and evaluation effort for EMALS test site operations, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Actions System, prototype and testing, environmental qualification testing and remediation, electromagnetic interference testing, and training efforts, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Sankhya Infotech Limited will collaborate to explore Simulation Training and related efforts in support of the SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program for India
MBDA has received a contract for the integration of its Brimstone high-precision strike missile onto the Royal Air Forces Protector RG Mk1 remotely piloted aircraft developed and manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide key new capabilities to the Royal Air Forces ISTAR force, enabling them to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets (including maritime fast attack craft for the first time)
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