October 13, 2016

GA-ASI highlights presence in Pacific Rim at Japan International Aerospace

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Oct. 12 that it will have a significant presence at the Japan International Aerospace show in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 12-15, including hands-on demonstrations of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station simulator. GA-ASI’s booth is located within the U.S. Pavilion in West Hall 3, W3-022.

GAASI is the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions.

“Following the opening of our office in Tokyo last year, Japan Aerospace provides the perfect opportunity to re-introduce our company’s capabilities not only to Japan, but also to nations throughout the Pacific,” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “Our multi-role, multi-mission capable, platform-interoperable Guardian ER [Extended Range] aircraft offers tremendous maritime surveillance capabilities for Japan, and we are anxious to educate show attendees about our proven technology.”  

The Advanced Cockpit GCS is an updated version of GA-ASI’s legacy GCS which has logged over 3.8 million flight hours since 1994 and is designed to help expand the situational awareness of air crews. Key among its enhancements is human-centered display technology, including improved synthetic video with 3D graphics and moving maps, a 120-degree horizon field of view on multiple wide-screen graphical overlays, and high-definition video.

Guardian ER is a maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft that also is fully compliant with NATO’s UAV SYSTEM AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS (defined in STANAG 4671) and features a much increased payload capacity to support a wide variety of mission sets. Guardian ER  is equipped with a surface search radar centerline pod and is well-suited to missions of key interest to the Japanese Government, including ballistic missile defense and maritime wide-area surveillance, as well as civilian applications such as Coast Guard disaster relief and environmental monitoring. In addition, the aircraft is interoperable with other platforms such as AEGIS.

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