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October 28, 2013

GA-ASI builds upon electronic attack expertise in follow-on USMC exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, announced Oct. 28 the conclusion of a second demonstration of PredatorÆ Bís Electronic Attack capability at the U.S. Marine Corps.

Weapons and Tactics Instructor course held at Marine Corp Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 22.

This second demonstration expanded on the success of previous efforts between the Marine Corps, Northrop Grumman and GA-ASI.

The objective was to integrate a company-owned Predator B RPA into a Marine Aviation Command and Control network, enabling control of the aircraftís Electronic Warfare payload and other assets to deliver effects across the Electro-magnetic Spectrum.

This C2 capability was exercised from the Cyber/Electronic Warfare Coordination Cell located at MCAS Yuma and addressed simulated targets located hundreds of miles north at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. The Marine Corps is currently analyzing the jamming data in an effort to quantify the EW effectiveness better and hopes to have the official results available soon.




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