General Atomics Demos Remotely Piloted ‘Guardian’ Aircraft in Japan

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. commenced on Thursday in Nagasaki, Japan, public demonstrations of its remotely piloted aircraft that will collect data for research and for the development of guidelines for RPA flights.

The three-week demonstration for the Guardian RPA includes 10 five-hour test flights in partnership with the Iki Airport and related organizations such as airspace authorities, General Atomics said Monday.

Data gathered by the RPA will aid in observations of meteorological, oceanic and disaster events and will support marine accident and rescue operations and explorations for aviation, communications and industries.

Several government agencies and scientific research institutions will share the collected data while some organizations will use flight data from the demonstrations to establish procedures for RPA operations in private airspaces.

You may also be interested in...

Blue Origin

Blue Origin Launches 14th New Shepard Mission With Updated Crew Capsule

Blue Origin, a space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, used a capsule with updated crew systems during the company's 14th mission with the New Shepard rocket. The updated capsule featured new push-to-talk communications systems, noise reduction tools, cushioned wall linings, environmental systems and a crew alert system, Blue Origin said Thursday.

Teledyne

Teledyne Subsidiary to Produce Additional Navy LCS Missile Defense Modules

A Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has secured an $18M contract from Northrop Grumman to manufacture four more missile defense systems for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship mission package.

Orion

Lockheed’s Orion Spacecraft Concludes Assembly, Testing for NASA’s Artemis Mission to Lunar Orbit

Lockheed Martin has sent the Orion capsule to NASA’s exploration ground systems team for final preparations ahead of the unmanned Artemis I mission to lunar orbit that will launch later this year. The spacecraft concluded assembly operations and testing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.