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.

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



Headlines – February 15, 2019

News Former Air Force tech sergeant who defected to Iran charged with spying – A former Air Force counterintelligence specialist, a technical sergeant, who defected to Iran about five years after leaving the Air Force, has been charged with revealing classified information as well as research about her former colleagues to representatives of the Tehran...

News Briefs – February 15, 2019

Pentagon official assures Iraqis of limited U.S. military role The top Pentagon official assured Iraqi leaders Feb. 12 that the U.S. will stick to its limited military role in Iraq, a message aimed at recent talk by some Iraqi politicians of forcing a U.S. troop withdrawal. Pat Shanahan, the acting secretary of defense, said that...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Tony LeVier and the wall

Courtesy photograph Tony LeVier and ground crew with the XF-90. With all due respect to the rock group Pink Floyd, back in 1950 there were very few “bricks in the wall” known as the sound barrier. Today, a multitude of pilo...