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GA-ASI furthers Predator radar development

8th March 2012 - 11:47 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has furthered the development of its Due Regard Radar for the Predator B by testing a prototype on a manned aircraft.

Announced by the company on 22 February, the radar was demonstrated aboard a Twin Otter aircraft on 17 October in Borrego Springs, California, US.

The radar is designed to support the Predator B’s overall radar-based sense and avoid architecture according to the company, and a representative told Shephard that the radar is expected to be tested aboard a UAV ‘within the next year or two’.

‘Equipping a highly reliable UAS such as the Predator

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Beth Stevenson

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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