General Atomics

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General Atomics is a company that develops energy, defense, and commercial technology solutions. It produces a series of unmanned aircraft and provides electro-optical, radar, signals intelligence, and automated airborne surveillance systems. In addition, the company develops electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems for the navy as well as satellite surveillance, electromagnetic rail gun, high-power laser, hypervelocity projectile, and power conversion systems.
HQSan Diego, CA, US
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)8,968(+2%)
Job Openings414
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at General Atomics

Linden Blue

Linden Blue

Vice Chairman
Neal Blue

Neal Blue

Chairman and CEO
Michael Hawman

Michael Hawman

Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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General Atomics Office Locations

General Atomics has offices in San Diego, Poway and Washington
San Diego, CA, US (HQ)
3550 General Atomics Ct
Poway, CA, US
14200 Kirkham Way
San Diego, CA, US
10883 Thornmint Rd
San Diego, CA, US
3483 Dunhill St
Washington, DC, US
Lipps Andrew L, 3000 K St NW #250
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General Atomics Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


General Atomics total Funding

$3.3 m

General Atomics latest funding size

$3.26 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

General Atomics investors

General Atomics's latest funding round in May 2018 was reported to be $3.3 m. In total, General Atomics has raised $3.3 m
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General Atomics Operating Metrics

Y, 2017Y, 2018Y, 2019Sep, 2020Y, 2020Jul, 2021

Total Contract Value

$798.15 m$771.38 m$822.3 m$759.71 m

Contract Value (Defense)

$706.69 m$667.67 m$707.9 m$631.61 m

Contract Value (Civilian)

$91.47 m$103.72 m$114.4 m$128.1 m

Patents (US)

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General Atomics Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SynoptaJune 14, 2021
Commonwealth Computer ResearchApril 05, 2021
Tiger InnovationsFebruary 01, 2021
Guidestar Optical SystemsOctober 28, 2020
XagenicJanuary 25, 2018
Aeronautical Systems Inc
B + F Beton- und Fertigteilgesellschaft mbH Lauchhammer
Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc.
Cotter Corporation No Stockholders' Liability
EST Energetics GmbH
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General Atomics Cybersecurity Score

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General Atomics News and Updates

GA-ASI Completes First MQ-9A Block 5 for the Netherlands

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced yesterday the completion of the first MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Station (GCS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). GA-ASI and RNLAF commemorated the occasion with a special roll-out ceremony …

General Atomics LINCS System launched successfully and deployed

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that, in partnership with the Space Development Agency (SDA), its Laser Interconnect and Networking Communications System (LINCS) satellites were successfully launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Transporter-2 mission …

General Atomics acquires Synopta GmbHGA-ASI Completes First MQ-9A Block 5 for the Netherlands

General Atomics (GA) announced today the acquisition of Synopta GmbH. Synopta is a leader in the development and production of complex opto-electronic instrumentation for space and terrestrial applications

General Atomics partners with Space Development agency to conduct space-to-air optical communication experiment

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Space Development Agency to demonstrate space-to-air optical communication using GA-EMS’ Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System (LINCS) and a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, I…

General Atomics conducts successful free space interconnect demonstration of their lincs system in preparation for delivery to cape canaveral

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has successfully conducted a free space interconnect demonstration ground test of its Laser Interconnect and Networking Communication System (LINCS) spacecraft

GA-ASI to Provide Mid-Life Update to Italian Air Force MQ-9 RPA

The Italian Air Force has partnered with the U.S. Government and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide a mid-life update to its fleet of MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Stations (GCS) as part of a Foreign Military Sales agreement
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General Atomics Blogs

General Atomics Integrates Nuclear Technologies and Materials Division into Electromagnetics Systems Group

The integration of NTM into GA-EMS provides greater synergies to support continued collaboration on several critical activities and the application of GA’s disruptive technologies to develop new market opportunities in advanced materials, energy, and space.

General Atomics Awarded Sustainment Contract for Ford-Class EMALS and AAG

GA-EMS announced today that it has been awarded a contract for ongoing engineering and logistics sustainment of Gerald R. Ford-class Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent, MD.

Researchers at DIII-D Discover Mechanism to Improve Feasibility of Fusion Reactors

Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have for the first time observed a phenomenon that could help improve the stability and performance of large fusion devices and reduce the impact of potentially damaging high heat loads on the surrounding vessel wall.

DIII-D Scientists Unravel Challenge in Improving Fusion Performance

The work, published in an article today in the journal Nuclear Fusion, helps better explain the relationship between three variables – plasma turbulence, the transport of electrons through the plasma, and electron density in the core.

General Atomics Gulftronic Electrostatic Separator Contract Supports Maritime IMO 2020 Regulations

GA-EMS announced it has received a contract award for an 18-module Gulftronic® Electrostatic Separator system to be used by an international refinery customer to produce International Maritime Organization (IMO) Regulation 2020-compliant clarified slurry oil for use in the maritime shipping industry…

GA-ASI Partners with Conflux on Additive Manufacturing

“GA-ASI and Conflux are developing novel and state-of-the-art thermal solutions for application to our existing and next generation RPAS. This will allow enhanced endurance and lower manufacturing cost, as well as more flexibility in our product design and integration,” said Linden Blue, GA-ASI CEO.
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General Atomics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was General Atomics founded?

    General Atomics was founded in 1955.

  • Who are General Atomics key executives?

    General Atomics's key executives are Linden Blue, Neal Blue and Michael Hawman.

  • How many employees does General Atomics have?

    General Atomics has 8,968 employees.

  • Who are General Atomics competitors?

    Competitors of General Atomics include HEICO, Dassault Aviation and Airbus Helicopters.

  • Where is General Atomics headquarters?

    General Atomics headquarters is located at 3550 General Atomics Ct, San Diego.

  • Where are General Atomics offices?

    General Atomics has offices in San Diego, Poway and Washington.

  • How many offices does General Atomics have?

    General Atomics has 5 offices.