General Atomics, U.S. Army to Develop Target Acquisition Sensors

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General Atomics, U.S. Army to Develop Target Acquisition Sensors
Predator drone with sensors

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) will partner with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC) to develop sensors for weapons in the Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2AD) environments.

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), GA-EMS and DEVCOM AvMC will develop target acquisition and tracking sensors and algorithms that will help advance critical technologies needed for missile and weapon systems to operate in contested environments at extended ranges, a GA-EMS release said.

“Target acquisition and tracking are paramount to enabling advanced weapon systems and technologies that support the Army’s modernization efforts,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

“In collaboration with the U.S. Army, GA-EMS will create the next generation long range precision fires capabilities for the multi-domain battlespace,” he said.

“Advancing our weapon systems is a core element of the U.S. national defense strategy, and this partnership with the U.S. Army to conduct research and development in specific enabling components will expedite delivering these critical weapon systems into the hands of the warfighters,” stated Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS.

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