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General Atomics, L3Harris Incorporate Electro-Optical Tech into SkyGuardian RPA; Linden Blue Quoted

General Atomics, L3Harris Incorporate Electro-Optical Tech into SkyGuardian RPA; Linden Blue Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
General Atomics, L3Harris Incorporate Electro-Optical Tech into SkyGuardian RPA; Linden Blue Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business and L3Harris Technologies have integrated an electro-optical/infrared platform into an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft in a bid to equip the aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance features.

The team tested the WESCAM MX-20's capacity and trace and locate targets within long stand-off ranges through a series of flight tests on Feb. 18, General Atomics said Wednesday.

MX-20 houses high-sensitivity multispectral sensors and is designed to support precision-guided munitions and validate targets from ultra-high altitudes.

Linden Blue, CEO at GA-ASI, said that the two companies “have worked closely over the past year“ to incorporate the system into the aircraft.

Jacques Comtois, general manager of WESCAM program at L3Harris, said the company was “proud to partner with GA-ASI“ to deliver technology for persistent surveillance missions.

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