GA-ASI Maritime Demonstrations

Previous and Upcoming Maritime Demos

RIMPAC Exercise 2022

The world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. RIMPAC is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years from Honolulu, Hawaii. With RIMPAC the United States Indo-Pacific Command seeks to enhance interoperability among Pacific Rim armed forces, as a means of promoting stability in the region to the benefit of all participating nations.

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) have sponsored GA-ASI to provide MQ-9B aircraft for experimentation events to demonstrate Maritime Support Capabilities. Objectives include long-range maritime surveillance and targeting, integrated assured communications and USMC-USN integrated operations.

Previous GA-ASI Demos

European Maritime Flight Demonstrations
2021 European Maritime Demos

GA-ASI sent its MQ-9B SeaGuardian® to the United Kingdom and Netherlands in the summer of 2021 to complete a series of demonstrations and participate in Exercise Joint Warrior, which showcased the platform's advanced maritime surveillance capability, Detect and Avoid System, industry-leading endurance and assured interoperability. These demonstrations were in collaboration with the UK Royal Air Force and Royal Netherlands Air Force.

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European Maritime Flight Demonstrations
Japan Coast Guard Flight Validations - 2020

GA-ASI partnered with Asia Air Survey to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) featuring GA-ASI's SeaGuardian®. The purpose of the flights was 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.

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European Maritime Flight Demonstrations
European Maritime Flight Demonstrations – 2019

In December 2019, GA-ASI conducted a series of demonstration flights using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flights were hosted by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and staged out of Larissa Air Base in Greece. On display was the maritime surveillance capabilities of the MQ-9, as well as the GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system.

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European Maritime Flight Demonstrations
Iki Island Demonstrations – 2018

The maritime surveillance flight demonstrations were conducted in May 2018 using 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.

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