By acquiring a majority of the assets and more of IJK Controls, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will help with the company’s growth on the development and fielding of advanced sensors and payloads for GA-ASI’s portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems besides acquiring a majority of the assets of IJK Controls, also includes their facilities and all Intellectual Property, and their corresponding work force will join GA-ASI. IJK Controls is a Pasadena, California-based provider of innovative solutions for stabilization, pointing and tracking of cameras, sensors and antennas. The IJK workforce and assets will be integrated into GA-ASI to support the organization’s growth initiatives focused on the development and fielding of advanced sensors and payloads for GA-ASI’s portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, providers of Remotely Piloted Aircraft,
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI stated that they are excited to welcome the IJK Controls team to the GA-ASI family. Leveraging the team’s extensive expertise in the rapidly developing field of stabilized gimbals for airborne applications, GA-ASI will expand its product portfolio and enable new mission capabilities for their customers.
What the addition of IJK to GA-ASI adds are critical capabilities in the development of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) and Radio Frequency (RF) gimbaled and turret-based systems for advanced airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), communications and weapons.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is an affiliate of General Atomics, a designer and manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, that includes the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than six million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike.