FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 19, 2013

GA-ASI Announces Supplier Excellence Award Winners

43 Suppliers Honored for Quality and Delivery Performance

SAN DIEGO 13 February 2013 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA?ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced that it has honored 43 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance.

“Quality products and on-time delivery are critical to the mission success of our Predator®- and Gray Eagle®-series aircraft,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, GA-ASI. “We are pleased to recognize these 43 suppliers for outstanding contract performance.”

Awards presentations were made to the following suppliers in the third and fourth quarters of 2012:  Advanced Machining & Tooling, Poway, Calif; Aviation Devices and Electronic Components, Fort Worth, Texas; AVS Industries LLC, New Castle, Del; Barry Controls Aerospace, Burbank, Calif; Coastline Metal Finishing, Garden Grove, Calif; CPAC Inc., Yorba Linda, Calif; CPI- Malibu Division, Camarillo, Calif; DDI North Jackson Corporation, North Jackson, Ohio; Delta Digital Video, Horsham, Penn; Dela Technology Inc., Rockville, Md; Desser Tire & Rubber, Montebello, Calif; DVI Gear, Marietta, Ga; Elcommtec Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y; Elna Magnetics, Saugerties, Fla; Falcon Electronics, Inc., Tempe, Ariz; Fry Steel, Santa Fe Springs, Calif; House of Batteries, Fountain Valley, Calif; Hitco Carbon Composites Inc., Gardena, Calif; Hydraflow Corporation, Fullerton, Calif; L3 Communications Avionics, Grand Rapids, Mich; L3 Communications/ Electrodynamics, Rolling Meadows, Ill; Newport Adhesives & Composites, Irvine, Calif; North Hills Signal Processing, Syosset, N.Y; Port Plastics Inc., San Diego, Calif; Prime Plating, Sun Valley, Calif; Quatro Composites Inc., Orange City, Iowa; Quell Corporation, Albuquerque, N.M; San Diego Fluid System Technologies, San Diego, Calif; Santourian Manufacturing Inc., Oceanside, Calif; Symcoat Metal Processing, San Diego, Calif; The Litzenberger Company, Hesperia, Calif; The Mate Company (TMC), Temecula, Calif; Torco International Corporation, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif; Triton Manufacturing Company Inc., Monee, Ill; Tulsa Propulsion Engines Inc., Beggs, Okla; Tencate Advanced Composites, Morgan Hill, Calif; Textile Products Inc., Anaheim, Calif; Thompson Gun Drilling, Inc., Van Nuys, Calif; Tiodize Company Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif; Tomi Engineering, Santa Ana, Calif; TTI Inc., San Diego Calif; Vinyl Technology Inc., Monrovia, Calif; Whirl Wind Propellers Corporation, El Cajon, Calif.

The GA-ASI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers who sustained or exceeded a 98% quality and on-time delivery performance rating. A total of 437 production suppliers across all product lines were eligible to receive this special recognition.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, delivers situational awareness by providing remotely piloted aircraft, radar, and electro-optic solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft systems, including Predator A, Predator B, Gray Eagle, and the new Predator C Avenger® and Predator XP. 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 Reconnaissance Systems Group 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 develops and integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned ISR aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electro-optic sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications. For more information, please visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator, Gray Eagle, Avenger, Lynx, and Claw are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

For more information contact:

Kimberly Kasitz
Public Relations Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1.858.312.2294
kimberly.kasitz@ga-asi.com