SkyGuardian UAS Begins Trans-Atlantic Flight

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SkyGuardian UAS Begins Trans-Atlantic Flight
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced that its MQ-9B SkyGuardian Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has embarked upon the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a MALE RPA. The unmanned aircraft took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, bound for Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK.

“This is a very exciting moment in GA-ASI’s history,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “To demonstrate the long endurance of unmanned aircraft systems, we took on the challenge of flying a MALE RPA across the Atlantic. This effort has...


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