General Atomics is a San Diego–based innovation firm with a 55-year history of providing successful solutions to environmental, energy, and defense challenges. Affiliated manufacturing and commercial service companies include General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, which produces the Predator ® family of unmanned aircraft systems.
Throughout its history, GA has been recognized for its ability to meet major multidisciplinary technical challenges, resulting in world-class, first-of-a-kind equipment for critical energy and defense requirements. With more than 5,000 employees, GA carries out the largest and most successful nuclear fusion program in private industry. The company has been the primary developer of modular helium-cooled nuclear power reactor systems, and its TRIGA research reactors have operated around the world for over 45 years.
GA’s areas of expertise include energy research and technology, power electronics, electromagnetic systems, magnetic levitation, demilitarization and security systems. For over 50 years, GA and its affiliates have been qualified by U.S. government organizations, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation, as a government contractor and facilities operator. GA and its affiliates’ facilities contain over three million square feet of engineering, laboratory, and manufacturing installations in the San Diego area.
Learn more at the General Atomics web site.