GA-ASI Moves Sustainment Operations to Europe – Tech

The new Dresden facility provides convenient service to customers, opening doors to additional European partnerships through the new ERSN

San Diego, 3 November 2020 / PRNewswire / – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world’s leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), opened a new customer service center in Dresden Germany On October 5, 2020. The center provides stability capability for and close to the MQ-9 fleet Europe, Providing customer convenience and expansion opportunities for European aerospace suppliers.

The service center is an important part of General Atomics’ European Regional Sustainability Network (ERSN). ERSN leverages the European supply base and builds new repair capabilities that will reduce repairs to “turn-around-time” and the cost of MQ-9 support.

“Our continuity services are flexible and reliable,” Lyndon P. Said Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “With ERSN, we will provide better support by creating jobs through industry partners. We are listening to our customers and working on their desire to establish consistency Europe. “

“ERSN not only improves supply chain efficiency, but also enhances European sovereignty and supply security,” said Rudolf MeinhartManaging Director of G.A. Europe.

In form of 16 October, GA-ASI customers will have regionally repaired batteries by MADES Red color, Spain. “MADES is very proud to be the first MQ-9 component repair center United States,” What was said Jean Franco Montalvan, Managing Director of MADES. “MADES has demonstrated the level of capability and performance that a company like GA-ASI requires an international partner. This opens up new avenues of cooperation between the two companies that we believe will benefit in the coming years. “

In addition to this, Of belgium SABCA was chosen to provide depot maintenance services for electromechanical actuators used on the MQ-9.

ERSN has adopted GA’s goal of pursuing industry partnerships with European companies, which have continued for more than a decade. GA-ASI engages across the industry Europe On projects for manufacturing, operation and maintenance, research and development, engineering services and payload development. New MQ-9B Skyguardian® RPAS includes components and technologies from partners across Europe. Major subsystems produced in Europe Includes: Produced at GKN Aerospace’s Diagonal Stabilizers United Kingdom And with landing gear Netherlands; SATCOM-radomes from SABCA Belgium; Payload enclosure system (such as Nato pod) In Sener Aerospace Spain; Radar and Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) systems from Leonardo in the UK; Aircraft Survival and Electronic Warfare Management System from TERMA Denmark; And Sonobuoy dispenser systems from AEREA Italy.


AEREA, based in Terato-Como Italy, is a privately owned aerospace company specialized in the design, manufacture, and MRO&U of advanced store carriage for major aerospace international defense programs.


MADES, located in Red color, Spain, A former subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Company. MADES has been manufacturing electronics since 1990 for a range of international weapon systems and platforms. In addition to providing mission critical built-in print electronic systems for the defense sector. Europe And North America, MADES brings its high-reliability manufacturing expertise to a variety of complex applications in the aerospace, industrial, automotive and medical markets. Services offered include industrialization, electronics manufacturing, functional test development, system integration and lifecycle support.

About General Atomics Europe

General Atomics Europe GmbH (GA) Europe) Is a mid-sized diversified technology group headquartered in Dresden, Germany, And an affiliate of the General Atomics Aeronautical System for over 28 years. Ga Europe Supports expansion of GA-ASI Europe Since 2013 with logistics support, engineering and marketing services.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radar and electro-optic, and related mission systems.® RPA Series and Links® Multi Mode Radar. With more than six million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensors and the data link system needed to deliver continuous flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also designs a variety of ground control stations and sensor control / image analysis software, provides pilot training and support services and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Skyguardian, Seagardian, Predator and Lynx General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. Are registered trademarks of.

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