What are the different variants of the new MQ-9B?
GA-ASI has produced more than 20 variants since it introduced its first RPAS in 1990. Some variants are born out of customer-specific requirements. For instance, GA-ASI’s new MQ-9B is available as the SkyGuardian and the SeaGuardian for maritime operations. The UK is the launch customer and they requested a special variant, based on MQ-9B SkyGuardian, called the Protector.
What is the impact of recent US decisions to ease the sale of high-end UAVs for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)?
GA-ASI welcomes the announced changes that will alter the treatment of General Atomics’ UAS under US export policy. We look forward to this announcement leading to approvals for sales to a larger portion of the international market.
India is now said to be looking at an urgent purchase of armed UAVs – has GA-ASI received State Department Clearance for such a sale?
The Trump Administration announced in 2018 that MQ-9B would be the US offering to the Indian Government for all of their RPA requirements.
What does a complete MQ-9 Predator armed drone entail in terms of ground support equipment?
A typical MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) includes an array of ground support equipment, including Ground Control Stations (GCS) and satellite terminals.
What is the maximum altitude from which an MQ-9 Predator can takeoff and what are the latest variants under production?
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