Flight Deck ca­pa­bil­ity for MQ-25

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - World Aviation & Defence News -

Gen­eral Atomics Aero­nau­ti­cal Sys­tems have demon­strated air­craft car­rier deck han­dling to in­clude taxi ca­pa­bil­ity and tran­si­tion to the launch and re­cov­ery phases us­ing a Preda­tor® C Avenger® jet air­craft as a sur­ro­gate. As part of the pro­posed MQ25 so­lu­tion, GA-ASI has demon­strated that the new car­rier-based un­manned tanker can in­te­grate with the com­plex­i­ties of ex­ist­ing flight deck op­er­a­tions. Specif­i­cally, MQ-25 deck op­er­a­tions will use spe­cially de­signed di­rec­tor wands that are the same size, shape, and weight as those used cur­rently. Di­rec­tors con­trol air­craft taxi op­er­a­tions on deck, in­clud­ing low­er­ing/rais­ing the launch bar, spread­ing/fold­ing the wings, and rais­ing the ar­rest­ing hook. GA-ASI em­ploys unique ges­ture recog­ni­tion al­go­rithms in the wands that recog­nise stan­dard Naval Air Train­ing and Op­er­at­ing Pro­ce­dures (NATOPS), flight deck di­rec­tor hand ges­tures and then trans­lates and sends those com­mands to the MQ-25 air ve­hi­cle. MQ-25 re­ceives the com­mands and con­verts them into the ap­pro­pri­ate air­craft ac­tions.

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