The Indian Navy gets GA-ASI’s latest SeaGuardian
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is proud to offer the SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to the Indian Navy. It belongs to GA-ASI’s legendary Predator family of RPAs, and is certifiable to fly in civilian airspace. The airframe includes a long-wing span of 24 meters for increased range and endurance, as well as other system improvements to enhance safety and operations effectiveness – and to advance the capabilities of a wide range of government agencies.
The SeaGuardian is equipped with a superior sensor system, including a long-range, multi-mode 360 degree maritime radar such as the Ratheyon SeaVue™ mounded beneath the fuselage. The 360 degree maritime radar provides a highly detailed real-time operational picture for domain awareness, and supporting functions such as border protection, anti-trafficking, search-and-rescue, mapping, fishery patrols, resource management and pollution monitoring.
The new SeaGuardian will also carry the Lynx® Multi-Mode Radar that is optimised for similar overland, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements. Potentially, augmenting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) activities. Lynx also has a littoral surveillance capability including an Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) mode, as well as multi-contact detection, cueing and tracking functions.
The unique functionality of the Certifiable Predator B design allows the SkyGuardian to be fitted with a maritime radar when needed to become the SeaGuardian.