Detroit, MI August 16, 2011 – This award program from General Atomics was initiated in 2009 and is awarded to only the top performing vendors.

The first award, presented to Microphoto in 2009, represented both a 100% delivery and 100% quality rating on over 37,000 parts shipped in 2008.

Microphoto has maintained a 99.99% on time delivery rating and a 99.98% quality rating on all parts shipped to all customers – averaging over 1,500,000 parts on approximately 1,500 orders per year.

“Superior quality products and on-time delivery are critical to the mission success of our Predator® – and Sky Warrior® – series unmanned aircraft systems,” said Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. “We are pleased to recognize these suppliers for their outstanding contract performance in 2009, which ultimately enabled us to support U.S. and coalition forces in combat operations overseas and border protection and crisis response teams here at home more effectively.”