General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of privately-held General Atomics, is a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and surveillance systems. The company’s Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable UAS. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCS) and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Mission Systems business unit designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar and the highly sophisticated Claw® sensor payload control and image analysis software on to both manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft. It also integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electro-optical sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications.
GA-ASI has over 6,000 employees at multiple facilities in the San Diego area and in the Mojave Desert, just east of Los Angeles.