June 27, 2017 1:56 PM ET

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Company Overview of General Atomics Corp.

Company Overview

General Atomics Corp. develops technology solutions for energy, environmental and defense applications worldwide. The company provides nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, and airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels. It offers energy solutions that include nuclear energy and nuclear fuels; defense solutions, such as electromagnetic aircraft launch systems, railgun systems, demilitarization-cryofracture and neutralization systems, hazardous waste destruction systems, and inertial fusion technology solutions; and unmanned aircraft systems and sensors, such as aircraft platforms, sensor systems, sen...

3550 General Atomics Court

San Diego, CA 92121-1122

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for General Atomics Corp.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 80
Chief Architect of Nirvana - Division and Director of Nirvana - Division
Director of Maglev Systems
Director of Business Development for Advanced Technologies Group
Director of EMS Contracts & Purchasing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

General Atomics Corp. Key Developments

General Atomics Receives $195.18 Million Federal Contract

General Atomics was awarded a $195,180,206 federal contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the manufacture, assembly, inspection, testing, and installation of advanced arresting gear for the CVN 80 shipset. The place of performance will be in Aston, Pennsylvania (3.2%); Boston (9%); Cameron, Texas (4.8%); Cincinnati (0.4%); Cleveland (0.3%); Chula Vista, California (0.4%); Eden Prairie, Minnesota (0.6%); Fort Smith, Arkansas (0.3%); Green Bay, Wisconsin (2.1%); Guilford, Connecticut (0.8%); Manchester, Connecticut (0.8%); Manson, Ohio (0.4%); Mosheim, Tennessee (0.3%); Nazareth, Pennsylvania (2%); Randolph, New Jersey (0.5%); Rialto, California (1.8%); Romulus, Michigan (0.3%); San Diego (55.5%); Santa Fe Springs, California (0.4%); Seattle (2.3%); Trafford, Pennsylvania (1.1%); Tupelo, Mississippi (10%); Williamstown, Massachusetts (0.8%); Vista, California (1.4%); and York, Pennsylvania (0.7%).

General Atomics Receives Ford-Class Carrier Contract

General Atomics has received a $195.2 million contract modification for the advanced arresting gear of the CVN-80 Enterprise aircraft carrier currently under construction. The contract includes manufacturing, assembly, and testing. Technical data and drawing changes are also part of the program. The majority of the work will be completed in San Diego, Calif., but portions will be conducted in Tupelo, Miss., Boston, Mass., and other locations across the country. Work is expected to be completed by September 2027. Fiscal 2017 shipbuilding funds of $4 million have been allocated to the program and will not expire at the end of the fiscal years. The CVN-80 Enterprise will be the third in the Gerald R. Ford-class line of aircraft carriers. It is over 1,100 ft. long and displaces at over 100,000 tons. It is powered by two nuclear reactors that provide virtually unlimited range. It can carry 75 aircraft and has a variety of point defense missiles and guns to defend against incoming enemy missiles. It will feature an Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, as opposed to the steam-powered aircraft catapults that have been in use for decades. The Enterprise is expected to be completed and operational by 2027.

General Atomics Wins $532.61 Million Federal Contract

General Atomics was awarded a $532,614,821 federal contract modification by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the manufacture, assembly, inspection, testing and checking of electromagnetic aircraft launch systems onboard the CVN 80 aircraft carrier. The place of performance will be in Allen Texas (0.2 %); Boston (8.8 %); Cincinnati (13.5 %); East Mckeesport, Pennsylvania (0.9%); Elk Grove Village, Illinois (0.5%); Franklin, Massachusetts (0.5%); Grant Pass, Oregon (0.1%); Green Bay, Wisconsin (2.2%); Irvine, California (0.2%); Las Vegas (0.5%); Livonia, Michigan (0.1%); Lisbon, New Hampshire (1.4 %); Mankato, Minnesota (18.4 %); Manson, Ohio (0.3 %); New Milford, Connecticut (3.1 %); Oceanside, California (0.6%); Orange, California (0.7%); Randolf, New Jersey (1.0%); Rome, New York (0.4%); San Diego (26 %); Sun Valley (0.5%); Stuttgart, Germany (0.5%); Tupelo, Mississippi (18.1%); Vista, California (0.7%); and Williamstown, Massachusetts (0.8%).

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