GA-ASI’s Preda­tor B Demon­strates Threat Radar

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SSAN DIEGO. Gen­era l At o m i c s Aero­nau­ti­cal Sys­tems, Inc, an­nounced April 10 the suc­cess­ful air­borne demon­stra­tion of a Radar Warn­ing Re­ceiver (RWR) on a GA-ASI Preda­tor B/ MQ- 9 Reaper Block 5 air­craft. The com­pany- owned Preda­tor B op­er­ated from GA-ASI’s Gray Butte Flight Op­er­a­tions Fa­cil­ity near Palmdale, Cal­i­for­nia, against var­i­ous ground-based radars. “The suc­cess­ful demon­stra­tion of a ma­ture radar warn­ing re­ceiver on our com­pany- owned Preda­tor B clearly shows the util­ity of the air­craft in con­duct­ing mis­sions in the prox­im­ity of threat radars and en­emy air de­fences,” said Clau­dio Pereida, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, Mis­sion Sys­tems, GAASI. “We are pleased to be the first com­pany to demon­strate this ca­pa­bil­ity on a re­motely pi­loted air­craft and hope to make it avail­able to in­ter­ested cus­tomers on a quick-re­ac­tion ba­sis.”

The Raytheon ALR- 69A RWR, car­ried within GA- ASI’s stan­dard pay­load pod, pro­vides en­hanced sit­u­a­tional aware­ness to air­crew and air el­e­ment com­mand and con­trol units by iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial radar threats in or near “con­tested airspace” en­vi­ron­ments.

“The ALR-69A pro­vides im­proved de­tec­tion range and ac­cu­rate, un­am­bigu­ous iden­ti­fi­ca­tion in dense sig­nal en­vi­ron­ments,” said Paul Over­street, ALR- 69A pro­gramme

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