General Atomics Aeronautical - Iki Flights

GA-ASI Demonstration Flights in Iki Island, Japan


About IKI Flights

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) worked in cooperation with Iki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, to conduct the first demonstration of a large Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in Japan. The maritime surveillance flight demonstrations was conducted in May 2018 using a GA-ASI manufactured MQ-9 Guardian RPA. The flights collected data for scientific research that will be shared across multiple government agencies. This was the first demonstration of a long endurance RPA by a private company in Japan.


GA-ASI Japan Demonstration Flights (English narration with English/Japanese captions)



High resolution images are available upon request to qualified media outlets.
To contact GA-ASI Media, please send an email to


Trade Shows & Demonstrations