The National Museum of the United States Army was the recipient of an unmanned aircraft system donation and $50,000 from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. The Poway-based company said the donations will aim to show tourists the value of military technologies in the armed forces.
GA-ASI provided a one-fifth-scale model of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System to the museum, slated to open in 2020 near Washington, D.C.
GA-ASI provided the $50,000 cash donation to the musuem on April 17, 2018. It announced the donation of the scale model aircraft on April 11.
The defense and aerospace systems firm, which was reported to be in talks with the government of Belgium over aircraft sales, broke ground on its 150,000-square-foot hangar in El Mirage, California on March 20.
General Atomics secured a contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command to deliver prototype submersible battery storage in October.