The Armed Overwatch UAS Solution
Expeditionary short takeoff and landing. Double the firepower. A bold new aircraft, Mojave, joins the Predator-series family of UAS, bringing forward a unique set of capabilities ideal for armed overwatch, attack, and armed reconnaissance missions. Its avionics and flight control systems are built upon the revolutionary designs and systems of the MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray Eagle-Extended Range (GE-ER), parts of a fleet boasting over 7 million hours of operation, much of them in combat. Mojave also leverages U.S. Army investments in open architecture, autonomy, and machine learning processing capabilities. It is the next step in UAS evolution, delivering unprecedented expeditionary short-takeoff and landing (STOL) performance, C-130 airlift transportability and a significant increase in firepower -- without compromising any of the significant advantages in endurance, persistence, or aircrew safety over manned aircraft. Simply put, there is no aircrew on board in any danger from enemy.
Short-Takeoff and Landing (STOL) from Semi-improved Runways
Mojave provides options for forward-basing operations without the need for typical paved runways or infrastructure. It can takeoff and land from countless remote semi-improved surfaces while under pilot control via a traditional ground control station or scalable command and control laptop solution. STOL capability increases the number of employment options, potentially including aircraft carrier-based options, unlocking naval missions and sea-based support for special operations forces.
Unmatched Payload Capacity
Not only can Mojave quickly land, re-arm and re-launch from austere sites, located in close proximity to non-permissive environments, it can carry double the payload of earlier-model aircraft. Its increased wing surface area allows it to carry up to 3,600 lb. (1,633 kg), which totals as many as 16 AGM-114 Hellfire or equivalent missiles. Mojave can also be equipped with a sensor suite including EO/IR, Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI) and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) to support land or maritime missions.
GA-ASI's history in UAS technology is second to none. The company is continually pushing technologies to adapt to emerging threats. Predator-series UAS have evolved to become not only a critical provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), but also provide kinetic and non-kinetic capabilities to neutralize threats and achieve overmatch.
The Mojave project brings together all the best of the proven technologies for employment, sustainment and production, and capability to achieve industry-leading reliability, range and endurance.
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