GA-ASI’s Predator B Demonstrates Threat Radar
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