GA-ASI offers Angel One for humanitarian efforts
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) will provide its Angel One unmanned jet-propelled aircraft to deliver Humanitarian Daily Ration packets (HRDs) to support humanitarian efforts, the company announced on 14 November 2016.
Angel One is an aircraft owned and operated by GA-ASI based on its Predator UAS. The aircraft can deliver 8,500lbs of HDRs for 3,400 people every day, delivering food and medical supplies in otherwise inaccessible areas globally, including for humanitarian or natural disaster response efforts.
Rather than traditional pallet drops, the aircraft uses a specially designed internal bay door release mechanism allowing two separate drops of aid per mission to distribute HRDs.
Angel One can fly three missions of up to three hours each per day for as long as humanitarian relief is required.
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