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GA-ASI acquires IJK Controls


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft, announced on June 4 that it has acquired a majority of the assets of IJK Controls, including facilities and all Intellectual Property. The corresponding work force will join GA-ASI.

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GA ASI Acquires IJK Controls MQ-9 Predator B. The addition of IJK to GA-ASI adds 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 (Picture source: 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.

“We are excited to welcome the IJK Controls team to the GA-ASI family,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “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 our customers.”

The addition of IJK to GA-ASI adds 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.