GA-ASI and Royal Air Force Kick Off European Maritime Demonstration
- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems began its series of European flight demonstrations using a company-owned MQ-9B SeaGuardian, in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF).
- The demonstration series will run through September and showcase the various operational capabilities of the MQ-9B, mainly the platform’s maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Detect and Avoid System (DAAS), and interoperability with NATO partners.
- The SeaGuardian is the maritime version of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian. The RAF has ordered 16 Protector RG Mk1 RPA systems as part of its Protector program.
- The Protector is a derivative of the SkyGuardian, featuring an array of UK-supplier modifications.
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