Trade Shows & Demonstrations

UK Demo Flights Begin

UK Demo Flights Begin

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) began its series of flight demonstrations using a company-owned MQ-9B SeaGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Blue Magic Belgium 2021

Blue Magic Belgium 2021

Building on the success of Blue Magic Belgium over the past two years in engaging Belgian industry to identify cutting-edge technologies for the MQ-9B SkyGuardian®, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is excited to announce that it will once again host this event in September 2021.

2021 European Maritime Demos

2021 European Maritime Demos

GA-ASI is sending its MQ-9B Unmanned Aircraft System to the United Kingdom in 2021 to undertake a series of operational capability demonstrations for NATO allies, including the Netherlands. The UK's Protector program is a derivative of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian with a range of UK modifications and the Royal Air Force (RAF) is supporting this visit.

Japan Coast Guard Validation Flights

Japan Coast Guard Validation Flights

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

Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference

We are changing the fight now by integrating capabilities that exponentially expand MQ-9 missions today and look to the future. We are developing next generation autonomous unmanned aircraft that will reshape the battlefield conflicts of tomorrow by enabling cross-domain synergies and operational flexibility through the depth of the battlefield.

NASA SIO Flight Demonstration

NASA Demo

GA-ASI and NASA are partnering to perform a demonstration flight as part of the agency's project to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The objective of the demonstration is to tackle key challenges that prevent routine commercial UAS operations in the NAS today, including development, integration, and certification of UAS and the technologies required for safe operation with other manned and unmanned aircraft traffic in the NAS.

European Maritime Flight Demonstrations

European Maritime Flight Demonstrations

In December 2019, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) conducted a series of demonstration flights using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). On display was the maritime surveillance capabilities of the MQ-9, as well as the GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system.

IKI Flights

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.

Trans-Atlantic Flight

Trans-Atlantic Flight

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) made the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a MALE Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) on July 10-11. GA-ASI's capital MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA flew from the company's Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford station in Gloucestershire, England.