General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., the largest drone company in the world, is coming to DronePort again. The tech giant, originally from California, not only produces unmanned aircraft for the US military, but also consists of a network of affiliated companies that develop all kinds of applications in international unmanned aviation. The company is active in 5 continents and is looking for partnerships with Belgian companies. Belgian companies can pitch their business case on April 21 and 22, 2020.

The unique project, called Blue Magic Belgium, is part of the agreement between the Belgian government (Defense) and General Atomics with the purchase of the unmanned aviation system of MQ-9B. As part of their commitment to the Belgian aviation industry, GA-ASI organizes two pitch rounds every year for Belgian companies involved in aviation or military applications. Last year they already signed a partnership with five Belgian companies.

Belgian companies with proven aviation and / or defense experience that are capable of delivering technologies in the following areas are invited to register:

  • Cutting Edge Engineering Technologies related to Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • State-of-the-art Innovative Manufacturing developments related to MALE Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Sensor data processing, automation, utilization & distribution technology developments
  • Air Space Integration technologies and developments related to MALE Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Registration mandatory and possible from March 1-31, 2020, by submitting a request to participate, including your company profile and additional information requested in the Event Participation Request form at Companies that have submitted a request to participate will be reviewed by GA-ASI. Those selected will be sent a formal invitation, the first week of April, with event details and a time to meet with GA-ASI’s subject matter experts, to present to this GA-ASI technical panel a potential project they wish to collaborate with GA-ASI. Please review the GA-ASI overview presentation, on the website, prior to submitting your request to participate. GA-ASI stresses that any company that registered last year is welcome to register again.

Click here for pictures of last year’s edition.

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