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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: 81
Chief Architect of Nirvana - Division and Director of Nirvana - Division
Chief Operating Officer of Energy Group
Director of Maglev Systems
Director of Business Development for Advanced Technologies Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

General Atomics Corp. Key Developments

General Atomics Wins $12.4 Million Federal Contract

General Atomics was awarded a $12.4 million federal contract modification by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for repair of repairables and technical assistance in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch and advanced arresting gear systems. The place of performance will be in Tupelo, Mississippi (55%); San Diego, California (35%); Norfolk, Virginia (6%); Waltham, Massachusetts (2%); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1%); and San Leandro, California (1%).

General Atomics Corp. Presents at ARPA-E Summit, Mar-14-2018 08:00 AM

General Atomics Corp. Presents at ARPA-E Summit, Mar-14-2018 08:00 AM. Venue: Washington Dc, United States. Speakers: Ron Faibish, Senior Director of Business Development.

General Atomics Receives $8.8 Million Contract for Low Power Laser Demonstrator

The Department of Defense on November 6, 2017 announced a new contract with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group for the Low Power Laser Demonstrator Phase 1 effort. The deal, worth more than $8.8 million, is a competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract that will enable General Atomics to perform the next step for the development of the LPLD that addresses laser power and aperture size by integrating and testing a low power laser on an unmanned aerial vehicle. In June, the Missile Defense Agency started looking into acquiring and deploying a laser-armed drone to intercept and shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles. The MDA Advanced Technology Directorate has said it needs a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with sufficient payload capacity to carry a high-energy laser. It would be designed to intercept ICBMs during their boost phase. It has not ruled out a manned platform as well. Work on the contract will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and Poway, Calif., with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and engineering funds in the amount of $2 million have been obligated at the time of award.

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