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June 17, 2013

GA-ASI successfully demonstrates enhanced sensor dissemination capability in U.S. Navy exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced its successful participation in the recent U.S. Navy Trident Spectre experiment conducted at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va.

During its May 8-18 participation, GA-ASI operated a PredatorÆ B surrogate (King Air 200) equipped with Predator B-type sensors including GA-ASI’s Lynx Multi-mode Radar and FLIRís Star SAFIRE 380HD Electro-Optical/Infrared imaging system. The Predator B surrogate leveraged Lynx to detect ground-based moving targets, and GA-ASIís ClawÆ payload control software automatically cross-cued, or slewed, to the Star SAFIRE for target visual identification. This next-generation data dissemination capability allowed naval commanders to review data rapidly, modify follow-on mission flight planning, and demonstrate ad-hoc mission re-tasking of the aircraft directly by commanders based in the Tactical Operations Center. Sensor imagery was also simultaneously streamed to a host of U.S. government entities in real-time.

Our primary goal was to provide all-weather, day/night Lynx radar and EO/IR data on moving ground targets and disseminate that information to the Navy’s shore-based TOC, said Linden Blue, president, Reconnaissance Systems Group, GA-ASI. The mission was successfully executed and marked a historical milestone by demonstrating the ability to provide Lynx and EO/IR instantaneously via a tactical common data link for dissemination to the warfighter.




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