General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. / Teledyne RD Instruments 
Intermediate level

COMBINED TOUR: Attendees will tour both General Atomics & Teledyne RD Instruments

Monday, Oct. 29 Location Code
7:40am-4:00pm Balboa ABC, 2nd level MT/04
  • U.S. citizens only - attendees are required to show a current, non-expired U.S. passport.
  • No competitors allowed, including: Northrop Grumman, Xylem-Sontek, Rowe Technologies (RoweTech), Nortek, Seafloor Systems.
  • Attendees will be required to complete an ITAR form prior to the tour.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. produces world-class remotely piloted aircraft for military applications. The vertical integration manufacturing model is unique to the industry and occupies over 750,000 square feet in one location. This mixed model line produces, composite aircraft sections, machine and fabrication, cables and harnesses, avionics and systems integration. Tour attendees will see the majority of manufacturing areas and the lean tools that are used to manage the operations.

Teledyne RD Instruments game-changing technology has allowed tens of thousands of scientists, engineers, and researchers to explore and understand our world's oceans, rivers and streams. At the core of its journey is its employees, whose dedication, inspiration, talent, and creativity are truly changing the world for the better.​ This tour will feature kanban pull system, visual control, leader standard work and 6S.


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®, Reaper and Gray Eagle UAS programs of record and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight, enabling situational awareness and rapid strike.

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) is the industry’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) for current profiling and wave measurement applications; and Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) for precision underwater navigation applications, Citadel CTD sensors for a variety of oceanographic applications. TRDI also supplies remote hydrographic survey boat systems, typically including environmental monitoring or bathymetry equipment, GPS positioning and data telemetry.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • U.S. citizens only
  • No competitors
  • No photographs
  • No recording devices
  • Hearing protection
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Other: See tour description
  • Safety glasses