General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

General Atomics is a nuclear physics and defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California. Among other things, it is the manufacturer of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The Predator has been in use since 1995. It has been used to launch strikes against numerous insurgents and civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.(2) In 2011 the "Pentagon had 169 Predators in its inventory."(3)(4)(5)

"CIA drone strikes have led to far more deaths in Pakistan than previously understood, according to extensive new research published by the Bureau. More than 160 children are among at least 2,292 people reported killed in US attacks since 2004. There are credible reports of at least 385 civilians among the dead." (6)

Date/sDecember 31, 1994
Taxonomybusiness » arms industry » nuclear » weapons
NRHP classificationinstitution-business-defense
Address16761 Via Del Campo Ct, San Diego, CA
Location33.018577575683594, -117.0958251953125
  1. Website
  2. Predator, Wikipedia
  3. The Changing Shapes of Air Power, NY Times
  4. Taliban-style justice for alleged U.S. spies
  5. C.I.A. Is Disputed on Civilian Toll in Drone Strikes
  6. Drone War Exposed - the complete picture of CIA strikes in Pakistan
See alsoDefense contractors help to found UCSD Project Orion developed by General Atomics at Camp Elliot General Atomics General Atomics Electronic Systems General Atomics General Atomics General Atomics Photonics Division General Atomics Nuclear Waste Processing Facility NWPF-1 General Atomics Nuclear Waste Processing Facility NWPF-2 General Atomics Nuclear Waste Processing Facility NWPF-3
Record createdMarch 3, 2012
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems