GA-ASI consortium produce remotely piloted aircraft solution for ADF

A remotely piloted aircraft (BusinessWire)

Remotely piloted aircraft manufacturer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., yesterday announced the official launch of its Team Reaper Australia solution to the Project Air 7003 requirement, along with teammates, CAE Australia, Raytheon Australia, and Flight Data Systems.

General Atomics CEO Linden Blue said that Team Reaper had been working closely with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide a RPA that the ADF needs.

“We have been working closely with the Australian Defence Force [ADF] to understand the operational needs of AIR 7003 and are confident that our RPA System [RPAS] solution will provide mature, persistent, interoperable support to Australia’s warfighters,” Blue said.

“Our objective is to expand the involvement of our Australian industry teammates in improving and sustaining this RPA system.”

Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia, said that the company has a long and proven record of successfully supporting the Australian Defence Force.

“We are thrilled to be part of Team Reaper Australia, offering our unique whole-of-life integration skills and an extensive aerospace experience to support this program and to contribute to Australia’s safety and security,” Ward said.

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