General Atomics Aeronautical - Multi-Mission Payloads

Multi-Mission Payloads

GA-ASI MPEx continually develops mission and capability expansion through rapid payload integration. MPEx develops Multi-Mission Payload solutions across diverse technology applications including:

  • Electronic Warfare
  • Signals Intelligence
  • Survivability
  • Maritime Surveillance
  • Tactical and Strategic Communications
  • Hyperspectral Imaging and EO/IR

Electronic Warfare

Scalable Open Architecture Reconnaissance (SOAR)
Scalable Open Architecture Reconnaissance (SOAR)

SOAR provides identification, geolocation and characterization of RF Signals of Interest (SOI) for the formation of Electronic Order of Battle.

  • Status: Operational Evaluation in Q3 2020
Sledgehammer
Sledgehammer

Sledgehammer provides electronic attack capabilities in support of multi-mission Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum operations.

  • Status: TRL 7

Communications

Rosetta Echo Advanced Payload (REAP)
Rosetta Echo Advanced Payload (REAP)

REAP provides seamless communications and digital interoperability Connecting Sensors to Shooters. REAP provides the foundation for an Open Mission Systems (OMS) capable communications gateway (ABMS building block).

  • Status: Flight Test Q2 2021
Airborne Laser Communications System (ALCoS)
Airborne Laser Communications System (ALCoS)

ALCoS provides high data rate and Low Probability of Intercept/Detect (LPI/LPD) airborne laser communications.

  • Status: Flight Test Q4 2021

Survivability

Self-Protect
Self-Protect

Self-Protection Pod (SPP) enables critical MQ-9 operations within contested airspace with full-spectrum threat awareness and countermeasures capability

  • Status: Operational Evaluation Q3 2020
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) – Sonobouy Dispenser
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) – Sonobouy Dispenser

ASW Dispenser Pod provides the ability to deploy Sonobouys, Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) or Common Launch Tube (CLT) munitions

  • Status: Flight Test Q3 2020