Common Atomics Aeronautical Programs, Inc. (GA-ASI), the worldwide chief in Remotely Piloted Plane Programs (RPAS), is happy to be chosen to help the Japan Coast Guard’s (JCG) RPAS Mission. Operations will function GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian® and start in October 2022. SeaGuardian will likely be used to conduct wide-area maritime surveillance to help JCG’s missions, which embody search and rescue, catastrophe response, and maritime regulation enforcement. This venture follows a sequence of profitable JCG flight trials in 2020 that used SeaGuardian to validate the identical JCG missions in accordance with Japan’s “Coverage on Strengthening the Maritime Safety Programs,” utilizing unmanned aerial automobiles to carry out maritime wide-area surveillance.

“We’re proud to help the JCG’s maritime surveillance mission with our SeaGuardian UAS. The system’s capability to supply inexpensive, extraordinarily long-endurance airborne surveillance with long-range sensors within the maritime area is unprecedented,” stated Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI.


SeaGuardian incorporates a multi-mode maritime surface-search radar with an Inverse Artificial Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging mode, an Computerized Identification System (AIS) receiver, and Excessive-Definition – Full-Movement Video sensor outfitted with optical and infrared cameras. This sensor suite permits real-time detection and identification of floor vessels over hundreds of sq. nautical miles and supplies automated monitoring of maritime targets and correlation of AIS transmitters with radar tracks. SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian® are revolutionizing the long-endurance RPAS market by offering all-weather functionality and full compliance with STANAG-4671 (NATO UAS airworthiness commonplace). This function, together with our operationally confirmed, collision-avoidance radar, permits versatile operations in civil airspace.

Common Atomics Aeronautical Programs, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of Common Atomics, is a number one designer and producer of confirmed, dependable, Remotely Piloted Plane (RPA) programs, radars, and electro-optic and associated mission programs, together with the Predator® RPA sequence and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With greater than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI supplies long-endurance, mission-capable plane with built-in sensor and knowledge hyperlink programs required to ship persistent flight that allows situational consciousness and speedy strike. The corporate additionally produces quite a lot of floor management stations and sensor management/picture evaluation software program, presents pilot coaching and help companies, and develops meta-material antennas.