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General Atomics-Built MQ-9 Reaper Flies With Electronic Support Measure Payload; J.R. Reid Quoted

MQ-9 Reaper

The U.S. Air Force performed flights of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft equipped with the Reaper Defense Electronic Support System and a digital recorder in Europe through remote split operations. RDESS is an electronic support measure payload that provides MQ-9 with electronic sensing capability by gathering and geolocating signals of interest from standoff ranges, while the digital recorder collects multispectral targeting pod data to further develop machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.

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Raytheon Books $59M Air Force Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Logistics Support

Raytheon Books $59M Air Force Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Logistics Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a one-year, $59.2M contract to Raytheon to provide logistics support services for sensors used on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft. Work under the cost-plus fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract includes program management, supply and logistics support, service-representative support, inventory control point and warehousing, the Department of Defense said Friday. The McKinney, Texas-based company …

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA on Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage

General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA on Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft Tuesday from Grand Forks, N.D., to a U.K. air force station located in Gloucestershire, England. The company said Tuesday it used Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband L-band satellite communications system to manage the first trans-Atlantic flight of the medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. SkyGuardian will be …

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General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support

General Atomics to Provide Marine Corps Additional UAS ISR Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Navy has awarded a General Atomics affiliate a potential $39.6 million contract to provide additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to U.S. Marine Corps through the use of unmanned air systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will use its MQ-9 Reaper to assist USMC’s Task Force Southwest in surge support operations under the “undefinitized” …

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