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SeaGuardian in sonobuoy tests

20th July 2017 - 16:42 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The SeaGuardian could have a future sonobuoy deployment capability with early stage tests confirmed as being carried out by manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI).

In January this year GA-ASI revealed new names for its Certifiable Predator B system, reflecting the role each platform was expected to undertake once in service.

The maritime patrol variant of this system, designated SeaGuardian, is designed to support open-ocean and littoral surface surveillance for border patrol, coast guard, and disaster relief missions.

The non-marinised version, known as SkyGuardian, can fly in excess of 35 hours with airspeeds up to 210kt and reach altitudes of

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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