15/09/2020

SeaGuardian UAS Completes Maritime Test Flights

SeaGuardian UAS Completes Maritime Test Flights – link

Source: UST

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has successfully completed a series of maritime test flights off the coast of Southern California with the SeaGuardian variant of the company’s MQ-9B UAS
  • The test flights demonstrated how SeaGuardian can be used for a variety of maritime missions, including surface search, subsurface search, littoral surveillance, anti-piracy and search and rescue
  • The aircraft’s onboard payloads included the GA-ASI Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), a Raytheon Intelligence & Space SeaVue Expanded Mission Capability (XMC) radar, a Raytheon Intelligence & Space Multi-Spectral Targeting System, a Leonardo Electronic Support Measure (ESM)/Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) SAGE 750, a Shine Micro Automatic Identification System (AIS), an Ultra sonobuoy receiver and a General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada sonobuoy processor
  • The MQ-9B platform is all-weather capable, and compliant with STANAG 4671 (NATO Airworthiness type-certification standard for UAS). This feature, along with its operationally proven collision-avoidance radar, enables flexible operations in civil (including ICAO) airspace
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