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February 07, 2016 11:15 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of General Atomics, Inc.

Company Overview

General Atomics, Inc. develops technology solutions for defense, energy, and transportation applications worldwide. The company’s defense solutions comprise aircraft launch and recovery systems, including electromagnetic aircraft launch and arresting gear systems; weapons and support systems, such as railgun systems; and demilitarization and hazardous waste destruction products. Its energy solutions include nuclear energy, nuclear fuel, and alternative energy. The company’s transportation solutions comprise magnetic levitation (maglev) systems, including urban maglev systems, electromagnetic cargo conveyors, and high-speed maglev systems; and linear motor systems for civil transportation app...

3550 General Atomics Court

San Diego, CA 92121-1122

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for General Atomics, Inc.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 79
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 2015.

General Atomics, Inc. Key Developments

General Atomics Announces Cooperative Agreement with Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Adminstration

A new cooperative agreement between the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Adminstration (NNSA) and General Atomics (GA) was announced under which NNSA will contribute $9.7 million to advance critical work to develop a U.S. based supply of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) without use of highly enriched uranium. According to a release from the company, GA is supported in this project by the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), with its experience of isotope supply and operating history, and Nordion, with North America's only active Mo-99 purification capability.

General Atomics Wins $29,620,480 Task Order

General Atomics was awarded a $29,620,480 task order by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts for the electromagnetic aircraft launch systems and advanced arresting gears on the CVN 78 super carriers. The place of performance will be in Cheektowaga, New York; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Guilford, Connecticut; La Puente, Rialto, San Diego, San Marcos, and Vista, California; Lyme, New Hampshire; Newark, New Jersey; Seattle; Tempe, Arizona; and Tupelo, Mississippi.

General Atomics and Grand Sky Development Co. Signs 10-Year Lease Agreement for Unmanned Aerial Systems training Academy

General Atomics (GA) and Grand Sky Development Co. have signed a 10-year lease agreement committing GA to establish an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy at Grand Sky, the county's new business and technology park. The agreement also includes an option for another 10 years. The lease is still pending approval by Grand Forks County and the Air Force. General Atomics plans to break ground this fall on a new 16,000 square foot hangar on 5.5 acres of land in Grand Sky to house three aircraft. The company will initially train General Atomics pilots. Eventually, however, the company plans to train pilots from other countries that are purchasing predators, including Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands. The company intends to train up to 60 flight crews a year using U.S. government-approved curricula.

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