General Atomics Aeronautical - Soar Pod


Unmatched Disaster Communications

The Rosetta Echo Advanced Payload (REAP) provides a rapidly deployable long-endurance communications system to support disaster relief and emergency operations. With modern cellphone infrastructure, including the AT&T FirstNet® system, REAP provides a critical bridge for first responders and those seeking emergency assistance, especially when ground-based infrastructure is degraded or destroyed. The system also features P25 communications technology that enables emergency workers to better coordinate over long distances and rugged terrain.

Key Benefits

  • Features multiple communications technologies that provide redundancy for disasters
    • Emergency 911
    • FirstNet®
    • P25 for first responder voice communications
  • Portable from MQ-9 aircraft to manned aircraft for increased flexibility in disaster scenarios
  • Features high-bandwidth backhaul, which increases throughput for increased user connectivity

Mission Sets

  • Communications relay and gateway
  • Disaster communications


Dimensions: 110” x 19” x 16.8”  |  279.4 cm x 48.3 cm x 42.7 cm
Weight: 480 lb  |  217.7 kg
Power: 28 VDC, 1.8 kW