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GA-ASI Hosts Business Outreach Events for Belgium Companies

March 19, 2019
"GA-ASI's commitment to providing the best available RPA technology to Belgian Defense means identifying and establishing relationships with companies across Belgium that can assist with that effort," said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2019--General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced that it will host two events in Belgium to identify companies interested in supporting the development of MQ-9B SkyGuardian. This outreach effort follows the Government of Belgium’s selection of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the RPA requirements of Belgian Defense.

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“GA-ASI’s commitment to providing the best available RPA technology to Belgian Defense means identifying and establishing relationships with companies across Belgium that can assist with that effort,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. (Photo: Business Wire)

The goal of the events – called “Blue Magic Belgium” – is to increase the number of Belgian technology companies that can provide research and development (R&D) and innovation to support GA-ASI.

Meetings will be offered in two locations:

Liège on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sint-Truiden on Thursday, 16 May 2019

GA-ASI is looking to partner and potentially invest in Belgian companies with aerospace and defense technology that can provide support in these areas:

  • State-of-the-art innovative manufacturing developments related to Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Airframe and Aircraft Systems
  • Sensor data processing, automation, utilization & distribution technology developments
  • Air Space Integration technologies and related developments to MALE Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Companies wishing to meet with GA-ASI representatives during the event should visit http://theomxevents.com/BlueMagicBelgium for additional information and event registration.

“GA-ASI’s commitment to providing the best available RPA technology to Belgian Defense means identifying and establishing relationships with companies across Belgium that can assist with that effort,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI.

In January, GA-ASI announced its industry collaborations with several Belgium-based businesses, including SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort, and Newtec.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator ® RPA series and the Lynx ® Multi-mode Radar. With more than five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Reaper, Predator, and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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CONTACT: Robert Walker

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

+1 (858) 524-8101

ASI-MediaRelations@ga-asi.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES LUXEMBOURG BELGIUM EUROPE NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE MANUFACTURING AEROSPACE DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE

SOURCE: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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