manager, Raytheon. “Its open architecture is what allows it to operate on manned or unmanned aircraft.”
In various flight profiles, the pod was able to validate RWR performance which met or exceeded current thresholds for both air and ground radar threats. Additionally, the RWR information to the flight crew was deemed useful for triggering flight crew action, such as manually crosscueing to other onboard sensors to validate threat information.
GA- ASI plans further RWR demonstrations later in the year to include integrating with Link 16 ( a military tactical data exchange network). Development and testing is currently being conducted under Internal Research and Development ( IRAD) funding, with the goal of partnering with potential customers in the near future.