GA-ASI Launches ‘Team Reaper® Australia: Project Air 7003’

23-Feb-2017 10:27 AM


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GA-ASI Launches ‘Team Reaper® Australia: Project Air 7003’

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), together with its Australian teammates, is proud to officially launch an industry partnership to fulfill the Project Air 7003 requirements to provide an Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) to the Australian Defence Force.


Tuesday, 28 February 2017
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Opening of the U.S. Pavilion – Hall 3
Remarks by:
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso
Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical
10:35 a.m.-.10:45 a.m. – Press Conference & Reception
GA-ASI Booth – #3F22-U.S. Pavilion
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Media Interviews


U.S. Pavilion, Hall 3 -- GA-ASI Booth – #3F22-U.S.
AVALON 2017 – Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition
Avalon Airport, Beach Road, Lara, Victoria 3212, Australia


Interview and photo opportunities will be available with the following:

Mr. James Carouso, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires
Air Chief Marshall, Sir Angus Houston, AK, DFC, Defence South Australia
Mr. Linden P. Blue, CEO, GA-ASI
Mr. Peter Nottage, Cobham
Mr. Ian Bell, CAE Australia
Mr. Gerard Foley, Raytheon Australia
Mr. Darren Privitera, Flight Data Systems

GA-ASI is proud to display both an Advanced Cockpit Ground Control Station (GCS) as well as an MQ-9 Reaper at the Australian International Air Show.

Credentialed members of the media who wish to take a flight with the Advanced Cockpit GCS are strongly encouraged to RSVP using this link:


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, GA-ASI: delivers situational awareness by providing remotely piloted aircraft systems, radar, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable RPA systems, including Predator® A, Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper and Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER), Gray Eagle and Gray Eagle ER, Predator C Avenger® and Avenger ER, Predator XP, and SkyGuardianTM and SeaGuardianTM. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCS), including the next-generation Advanced Cockpit GCS, and provides pilot training and support services for RPA field operations. The Mission Systems business unit designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and remotely piloted aircraft. It also focuses on providing integrated sensor payloads and software for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms and develops high energy lasers, electro-optic sensors, and meta-material antennas. For more information, please visit

Reaper, Predator, Avenger, Lynx, and Claw are registered trademarks and SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian are trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Melissa Haynes
+1 (858) 524-8108
Additional information on Team Reaper Australia may be found by contacting:
Media Contact:
Meilin Loi
+61 8 8154 7008
Media Contact:
CAE Australia
Chris Stellwag
Media Contact:
Raytheon Australia
Brad Rowswell
+61 (0)2 8870 6797
Media Contact:
Flight Data Services
James Churchill
+44 (0) 7393 890 103

Media contact

Lauren Taylor
Account Executive Australia and New Zealand

Tel: 02 9004 7015

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