General Atomics has more than nuclear energy these days. The company, which was founded in 1955 to research atomic energy, continues to develop and operate nuclear power reactor systems, but may be finding more demand for its research and engineering expertise in areas such as unmanned military aircraft, airborne sensors, hazardous waste, superconducting magnets, and information technology. Through several divisions and subsidiaries, the company commercializes and develops its technology to customers worldwide. Customers have included the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation. General Atomics was originally a division of defense titan General Dynamics.