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Japan to assess SeaGuardian

9th July 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is to partner Asia Air Survey (AAS) on a two-month series of SeaGuardian validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), beginning in mid-September.

‘The purpose of the flights is to validate the wide-area maritime surveillance capabilities of RPAS for carrying out JCG’s missions, including search and rescue, disaster response, and maritime law enforcement,’ GA-ASI announced on 7 July.

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force will support the test flights from Hachinohe Air Base.

SeaGuardian is a HALE UAS equipped with a high-definition EO/IR payload and 360° multi-mode maritime radar to support maritime patrol and surveillance missions.

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