MQ-9 UAS Aids Firefighting Operations in California

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that its Predator B/MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has been used by the California Air National Guard (CA ANG) to gain critical real-time reconnaissance for firefighting operations performed by California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in Southern California.

The MQ-9 UAS (unmanned aerial system) uses GA-ASI’s Lynx Multi-mode Radar with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to detect fire lines even through smoke-filled skies. The Multi-Spectral Targeting System provides the aircraft’s...


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