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.
Jun 21, 2018 Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights
May 8, 2018 GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights in Japan
Apr 17, 2018 GA-ASI To Demonstrate Large RPA in Japan
In The News
Military & IT – System of Systems seen in Guardian UAV sensor
Nagasaski Shimbun – GA-ASI will conduct maritime surveillance flight demonstrations in May 2018
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