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General Atomics trusts in Mojave UAV investment to disrupt SOF market

17th December 2021 - 16:48 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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General Atomics Mojave UAV takes flight. (Photo: General Atomics)

General Atomics has grand ambitions for its newest UAV Mojave and is backing itself to secure orders from SOF operators.

Having spent more than $20 million of company funds to design and build a new short takeoff and landing UAV dubbed Mojave, General Atomics has told Shephard it could ‘move quickly’ to support operator requirements once a launch customer orders the aircraft.

Capable of carrying a maximum of 16 Hellfire missiles and a payload of 3,600lb (1,633kg), the UAV can also be equipped with EO/IR, Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI) and SIGINT sensors primarily for land or maritime missions.

As it can be deployed from austere environments and dirt roads, Mojave would be able to base itself alongside

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