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, US
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)8,726
Job Openings118
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

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, Kaysville, Poway and Washington
San Diego, US (HQ)
3550 General Atomics Ct
Kaysville, US
1343 Flint Meadow Dr #2
Poway, US
13840 Stowe Dr
Poway, US
14200 Kirkham Way
San Diego, US
16761 Via Del Campo Ct
San Diego, US
3483 Dunhill St
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General Atomics Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


General Atomics total Funding

$6.8 m

General Atomics latest funding size

$3.26 m

Time since last funding

2 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 $6.8 m
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General Atomics Operating Metrics

Y, 2017Y, 2018Y, 2019Sep, 2020

Total Contract Value

$798.15 m$771.38 m$822.30 m

Contract Value (Defense)

$706.69 m$667.67 m$707.90 m

Contract Value (Civilian)

$91.47 m$103.72 m$114.40 m

Product Lines

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General Atomics Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Cryotech Deicing Technology
General Atomics Aeronauticals Systems UK
General Atomics Aeronautical Systetms
General Atomics Europe GmbH
General Atomics Systems Integration
Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd
Nuclear Fuels Corporation
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General Atomics News and Updates

Boeing and General Atomics join forces on new laser weapon

The new high-powered laser will be configured for air and missile defense.

Richardson Electronics Now Offering General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems High Energy Capacitors for Pulse Power

LAFOX, Ill., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems' high-energy capacitors for pulse power.

GA-ASI SeaGuardian Takes Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) concluded a set of maritime test flights over the sea-lanes off the coast of Southern California on September 11th, using the MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). This was the first MQ-9B configured for surveillance operation…

General Atomics to work on French Reapers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a maximum $27.8 million FMS contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The deal covers continued weaponisation and FMS Pod integration for MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 UASs operated by France.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Integrates SAGE 750 ESM onto SeaGuardian

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has integrated the Leonardo SAGE 750 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) system onto the MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).

General Atomics Delivers Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Concept to NASA

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has delivered a design concept of a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) reactor to power future astronaut missions to Mars for a NASA-funded study.
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General Atomics Blogs

General Atomics EMALS and AAG Systems Support Successful USS Gerald R. Ford Flight Deck Certification

“We are working closely with the Navy and CVN 78 crew to ensure operational performance is achieved. We remain extremely proud of our team, the squadrons’ pilots and the ship’s crew for all their hard work and dedication, and look forward to continuing success as CVN 78 undergoes these continued at …

General Atomics Announces Dry Combat Submersible with LiFT Batteries Accepted by USSOCOM

“With demonstrated performance through sea trials and the confidence of USSCOM, our LiFT battery system is becoming a go-to technology when performance is essential for mission assurance,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

General Atomics Opens New Spacecraft Development and Test Facility in Colorado

The 33,514 square foot facility triples GA-EMS’ capacity for satellite production, integration and testing for single to constellation-sized orders, and also houses an expanded mission operations center to support on-orbit satellite and customer payload commissioning and operations.

General Atomics Accelerates Development of Point of Patient Diagnostic System for Novel Coronovirus Testing

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) announced that it is accelerating the development schedule of its MATCHBOX™ Point-of-Care molecular diagnostic platform to respond to the growing need for testing for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

DIII-D Scientists Solve Key Challenge for Controlling “Runaway” Electrons in Fusion Plasmas

Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility have made an important discovery that could significantly improve the reliability of future fusion power plants by helping prevent damaging phenomena known as “runaway” electrons (REs).

GA-ASI Flies SkyGuardian in SoCal NAS as Part of NASA Demonstration

GA-ASI demonstrated ways in which SkyGuardian can be used for a variety of commercial and public services applications, using its onboard sensors. Services featured in the demo included inspections of hundreds of miles of rail, power line, communication and canal infrastructure, agriculture monitori…
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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 8,726 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, Kaysville, Poway and Washington.

  • How many offices does General Atomics have?

    General Atomics has 7 offices.