General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has integrated the Leonardo SAGE 750 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) system onto the MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
“This will be the first time that our aircraft has featured a fully-integrated, tactical ESM capability,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “SAGE ESM will improve our customer’s ability to make tactical decisions and allow collection of ISR data on selected emitters.” The system will help SeaGuardian operators locate and track surface radars.
The SAGE 750 installed on SeaGuardian will provide intelligence information on maritime and terrestrial radar emitters over a wide area. SAGE is a digital ESM / ELINT for RF intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. It has both single and multi-platform geo-location of RF assets, parallel wideband and channelised receivers, and delivers instantaneous detection and ELINT analysis.