GA-ASI Integrates SAGE 750 ESM onto SeaGuardian – Drones Information
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has integrated the ESM (Leonardo SAGE 750 Electronic Support Measure) system into the MG-9B SeaGuardian® (RPAS) remote-controlled aircraft system. The SAGE 750 integration was carried out by GA-ASI in collaboration with Leonardo.
The SAGE 750 installed on SeaGuardian provides intelligence information on maritime and terrestrial radar transmitters over a wide range.
“This is the first time our aircraft has fully integrated tactical ESM functionality,” said Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI. “SAGE ESM will improve our clients’ ability to make tactical decisions and enable the collection of ISR data for selected issuers.” The system helps SeaGuardian operators locate and track surface radars.
“SAGE is a product of Leonardo’s decades of legacy in providing world-class electronic intelligence equipment,” said Mark Hamilton, SVP Electronic Warfare, Leonardo. “We are proud that our SAGE ESM will be the standard option for SeaGuardian, providing operators with a unique level of situational awareness. We value our close partnership with GA-ASI and are happy to support the MQ-9B platform with our portfolio of advanced sensors. “
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a subsidiary of General Atomics, is a leading developer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optical and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA Series and the Lynx® multi-mode radar. With more than six million flight hours, GA-ASI provides a durable, mission-capable aircraft with built-in sensor and data link systems necessary for sustained flight that enables situational awareness and fast strike. The company also manufactures a variety of ground control stations and software for sensor control / image analysis, offers training and support for pilots and develops metamaterial antennas.
Further information can be found at www.ga-asi.com.