General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) proudly announces a momentous achievement in the world of aviation. Their highly regarded family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), encompassing the esteemed Predator, Reaper, Gray Eagle, Avenger, and MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian lines, has surpassed an extraordinary milestone of eight million flight hours. This significant feat serves as a testament to GA-ASI’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the UAS industry.
Drones manufactured by General Atomics have completed 566,000 total missions in nearly 40 countries around the world.
“GA-ASI continues to be a leader in developing reliable, cost-efficient, and sustainable unmanned aircraft systems that perform advanced operations for our customers around the world,” said GA-ASI CEO Linden P. Blue. “Eight million flight hours is another achievement on our list of historic firsts, which demonstrates our relentless commitment to quality.”
GA-ASI has produced more than 1,000 aircraft and nearly 500 Ground Control Stations (GCS) in more than three decades of business. In addition to UAS and GCS, GA-ASI produces Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) systems, as well as sensor payloads that deliver radar and video imagery, detect moving targets on the ground and over water, and provide Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) on signals of interest.
Some major users of the GA-ASI drones include, United States Army, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, United States, NASA, the Italian Air Force, the UK Royal Air Force, the French Air Force, the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the Spanish Air Force, the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Indian Navy and the Polish Air Force.