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GA-ASI gears up to trial Mojave UAV from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier

29th June 2023 - 10:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


GA-ASI's Mojave STOL UAS is due to be trialled aboard a UK aircraft carrier later this year. (Photo: GA-ASI)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is working towards trial flights of its Mojave short take-off and landing (STOL) UAS from a British aircraft carrier later this year.

Speaking to Shephard at Paris Air Show, GA-ASI strategic communications and marketing senior director C Mark Brinkley confirmed that trials were set to take place off the US East Coast.

A UK MoD pre-contract notice previously revealed that the RN planned to test the US-made drone from one of its aircraft carriers.

The trials will likely involve the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales once it emerges from repair works.

According to MoD documents, the department intends to award a single-source contract worth £1.5 million to GA-ASI for a seven-month trial and experimentation period to demonstrate 'a

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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