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Predator B ER Spreads Bigger Wings

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted recently the longest flight of Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing, retrofitted with improved long-endurance wings with greater internal fuel capacity and additional hard points for carrying external stores. The long wings are the first components to be produced as part of GA-ASI’s Certifiable Predator B (CPB) development project, which will lead to a certifiable production aircraft in early 2018.

Spain To fly Predator B Reaper Drones

The government of Spain has selected General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) to deliver Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems to the Spanish Air Force....

Certifiable Predator B (CPB) – Redesigned for the European Taste

Addressing the concern of restrictions of operating MQ-9 Reaper drones over Europe, due to the fact that this drone has not been certified to...

Airborne Sense & Avoid Validated on Predator B RPA

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) successfully flight tested a pre-production Due Regard Radar (DRR) in February 2015, marking the first fully functional air-to-air radar on a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) that meets the requirements for “Due Regard” operations in international airspace.

UAS Assuming Electronic Attack Missions for the US Army, Marine Corps

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) has demonstrated employing the Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) drone on Electronic Attack missions. Two demonstrations...

GA-ASI Touts Exportable Version of MQ-9

Following its successful penetration of the French market, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) is planning to introduce an exportable, certifiable variant of its...

Raytheon to integrate Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) on Remotely Piloted...

Raytheon and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) are working together to equip GA-ASI's Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) with Raytheon's ADM-160A Miniature Air Launched...

U.S. Government Sends the Guardian Predator B to Paris

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is displaying the Guardian, its maritime variant MQ-9 Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), at the Paris Air Show 2011. The Guardian is flown from its home base at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to Le Bourget, France, onboard a U.S. Air Force C-17.

General Atomics Joins CAE to Offer Predator B UAS to Canada

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) specialist General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA‑ASI) announced yesterday a teaming agreement with one of Canada’s leading defense companies CAE, to offer the Predator B UAS to Canada. GA-ASI and CAE will jointly compete for this program, with GA-ASI serving as the prime contractor supporting a U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS) procurement.

France to Announce MALE Acquisition Decsion Next Week

the French MOD has decided to use General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drones to fulfill the French Air Force requirement for Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE). France is planning to buy four aircraft and, according to the blog editor Jean-Dominique Merchet, the French MOD is expected to announce the selection as early as next week.

Arming the Shadows

The UAV weaponization trend does not stop at the Predator and Reaper. After the CIA, the U.S. Air Force and Army, as the U.S....

U.S. Army set for Operational Testing of Ground, Foliage Penetrating Airborne...

Lockheed Martin is discussing potential operational deployment of foliage penetrating synthetic aperture radar (SAR) next year. The UHF-band Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar (Tracer) has completed...

MQ-9 Reaper Lost in the California Desert

An MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft operating under the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio crashed yesterday in the Mojave desert area, north...

Mariner – an Unmanned Maritime Surveillance System

General Atomics is building a derivative of the Predator B Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) designed for maritime applications. This platform dubbed Mariner is proposed...
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