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  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to provide its lithium-ion fault tolerant (LiFT) battery system for the semi-autonomous hydrographic reconnaissance vehicle (SAHRV), a small, portable underwater vehicle (UUV). GA-EMS is part of a team working with the Department of Defense to design, fabricate, deliver, and conduct at-sea testing of […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery systems for use on U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) new Dry Combat Submersible (DCS), a long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting divers in a dry environment.   The GA-EMS LiFT battery system will power the […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    U.S. defense contractor General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced they have tested their hypersonic projectiles with an enhanced Guidance Electronics Unit (GEU) with multiple firings from the organization’s three mega joule (3 MJ) Blitzer railgun system. The company said the enhanced GEU containing a new battery configuration and running GA-EMS developed guidance, navigation, and control software, completed […]

  • 3 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The company that is set to equip the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), with an arresting gear system on April 1 said its system completed the first aircraft arrestment. According to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system conducted the arrestment of an F/A-18E Super […]

  • 7 June 2018

    QinetiQ North America will be delivering control hardware and software for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and the advanced arresting gear (AAG) under a contract with General Atomics. The company announced it has completed negotiations on the contract which it originally received from General Atomics (GA) in Sept 2017. The equipment to be delivered will […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $195.1 million contract modification which will see the company manufacture, assemble and test the advanced arresting gear for the third Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). General Atomics will be responsible for the installation of the system and eventual repairs and drawing changes. The navy considered cancelling the AAG […]

  • 31 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Sensors experts at the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division in San Diego needed sensor processing for the next- generation… (militaryaerospace) [mappress] Source: militaryaerospace, March 31, 2011;

  • 14 March 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has supplied Medium Voltage 15 KV and optical fibre cables for the new Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford. The Company has signed a series of contracts with different customers, such as General Atomics, the designer and manufacturer of the Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launching […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    QinetiQ North America, a defence-based technology company announced that it has been awarded a contract to deliver control hardware and software for the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) to be installed on the U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract is awarded […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Four defense industry leaders, namely Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., the Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. have each been awarded $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for a preliminary design review assessment for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle. The objective of the UCLASS system is to […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s electromagnetic railgun program could get a new boost with improved high energy pulsed power containers. U.S. defense contractor General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced on March 9 that they have developed a new container which provides “twice the energy density than existing railgun pulsed power solutions”. This means the GA-developed product could reduce the number […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.   This contract is for the initial procurement of the long-lead-time materials in support of a full production […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Research & Development

    The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun program is evaluating the second of two industry railgun prototype launchers at a facility in Dahlgren, Va., officials announced Oct 9. The EM Railgun launcher is a long-range naval weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of traditional gun propellants such as explosive chemicals. Magnetic fields […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    San Diego-based General Atomics was awarded a USD 29,6 million deal for the material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear on the PCU Gerald R. Ford, CVN 78. The majority of work will be […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier could be featuring the US-built electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) as the US government made a decision to share the technology with India, several news outlets in the country have reported.   The reports arose ahead of an upcoming visit of US state secretary Rex Tillerson to India. India has […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The US Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to deliver the first set of on board repair parts (spares) for the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear (AAG) system on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). GA-EMS said this delivery order also provides spares to support the […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) a contract to develop advanced, high energy density capacitors for use in High Power Microwave (HPM) systems. GA-EMS is applying advanced technologies to create high energy density capacitors that will enable the deployment of HPM systems on smaller and more tactically relevant Navy platforms. “This […]

  • 20 December 2018

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing Co. a $90.4 million contract for studies and analysis related to the US Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. The contract from December 19 builds on an earlier one from August 30 with which the US Navy announced it had selected Boeing to build the service’s first operational carrier-based refueling […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Office of Naval Research has awarded General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems a contract to design and deliver an advanced permanent-magnet propulsion motor to be used on the US Navy’s large displacement unmanned undersea vehicles (LDUUVs). Over the next 18 to 20 months, GA-EMS will design, build, and test the advanced permanent-magnet propulsion motor and […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing’s prototyping department Phantom Works has unveiled the first photos of their contender for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned refueling program. This is the first time the company is displaying its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) proposed for refueling US Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. The US Navy’s MQ-25 project is looking to procure unmanned refueling […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A few dozen Sailors from Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) have completed specialized training and stand ready to operate and maintain the US Navy’s newest aircraft launch system, slated to begin shipboard testing this summer. Naval Air and Naval Sea System Commands — along with industry partner General Atomics (GA) — developed […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day training was created for senior leadership either directly involved with launching operations or who perform supervisory duties from CVN 78’s V-2 who maintain […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has delivered the first battery shipset for the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) new dry combat submersible (DCS). The long endurance delivery vehicle capable of transporting personnel in a dry environment will use Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) batteries for propulsion and internal support systems. GA-EMS was awarded the battery delivery contract […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) has teamed up with Leonardo to integrate SAGE electronic warfare surveillance system onto its MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicle. SAGE will be offered as an available baseline configuration for MQ-9B customers of Sky Guardian and maritime surveillance Sea Guardian configurations. Under an agreement announced July 16, the two companies will jointly […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Atomics a $532.6 million contract modification to install the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) onboard the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 80). The latest modification includes the manufacture, assembly, inspection, test and checkout of the EMALS and includes repairs, technical data, and drawing changes. The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is designed […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems says it has received a contract from Advanced Technology International (ATI) to develop and demonstrate a prototype Lithium-ion Fault Tolerant (LiFT) battery system for the US Navy’s prototype “Snakehead” Large-Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV). The LiFT battery system will power the LDUUV’s propulsion and support systems. The Snakehead LDUUV is intended […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Equipment & technology

    GA-ASI’s MQ-9 Predator B remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) demonstrated its capability to remotely detect and track submerged contacts during a US Navy exercise on October 12, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced. Sonobuoys were deployed by US Navy helicopters and acoustic data gathered from the sonobuoys were used to track underwater targets. The data was transmitted to the […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new-design aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), has completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system’s ability to […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the company in charge of delivering the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG)  for the US Navy’s Ford-class carriers, announced that the system has completed testing for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The testing supports the Navy’s development of a propeller Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB), which is […]