Predator B UAS Demonstrates Anti-Submarine Warfare

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that it has used an MQ-9 Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to demonstrate the remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines, during a U.S. Naval exercise involving new maritime patrol capabilities that included anti-submarine warfare.

Sonobuoys were deployed by U.S. Navy helicopters and acoustic data gathered from the sonobuoys were used to track underwater targets. The data was transmitted to the MQ-9 and processed onboard, then relayed to the MQ-9’s Ground Control Station (GCS) several...

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