General Atomics has teamed with Belgium’s SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort and Newtec to provide Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) activities and other services to support the Belgian military’s selection of SkyGuardian UAVs.
GA-ASI and SABCA will be responsible for production and MRO activities, including initial in-country entry into service and support for SkyGuardian. Production of the lightning-protected SATCOM radome for all MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardianTM systems at SABCA is also included, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
GA‑ASI and Thales Belgium will collaborate on RPA surveillance sensor data processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) solutions, including the integration of MQ-9B into Belgian military data networks. Thales Belgium has extensive experience providing intelligence, infrastructure, and PED capabilities to Belgian forces.
DronePort Incubator will provide segregated airspace and the opportunity to test and demonstrate new UAV applications.
The Government of Belgium recently announced the selection of MQ-9B SkyGuardian to meet the RPA requirements of Belgian Defense. The MQ-9B has also been selected by the Royal Air Force for its PROTECTOR RG Mk1 program.
General Atomics has won a $40 million modification contract for services on the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Gray Eagle is a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) UAS having an endurance of 25 hours, and speed up to167 KTAS (Knots True Air Speed)
General Atomics has received a Special Airworthiness Certification in the Experimental Category from the FAA for its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian aircraft. The company-owned Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) – registered as N191FP and known as YBC02 – joins the first SkyGuardian in support of the MQ-9B development program
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully completed a trans-Atlantic flight of its Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), becoming the first MALE RPA to do so
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) demonstrated the Aluminum Power System (ALPS), powering an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) at a GA-EMS test tank facility in San Diego, USA. During the demonstration, a submerged ALPS provided hydrogen and oxygen to a Teledyne Energy Systems fuel cell, which provided electrical power to propel a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), the company said in a statement
General Atomics has won a $19 million from the United States (US) Navy to provide engineering and diagnostics support for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The contract includes integrated test and evaluation effort for EMALS test site operations, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Actions System, prototype and testing, environmental qualification testing and remediation, electromagnetic interference testing, and training efforts, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Sankhya Infotech Limited will collaborate to explore Simulation Training and related efforts in support of the SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program for India
MBDA has won a contract to integrate Brimstone missile onto UK Air Force's Protector RG Mk1 drone. Brimstone and Protector RG Mk1 will provide new capabilities to the Air Force's ISTAR force, enabling them to engage high-speed moving and manoeuvring targets (including maritime fast attack craft for the first time), MBDA said in a statement Thursday
CAE has won a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) contract to develop a comprehensive synthetic training system for the United Kingdoms Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program
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