GA-ASI MQ-9B SkyGuardian

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

AFSOC becomes latest MQ-9B SkyGuardian customer

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc announced on March 6 that it will provide three MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS to US Air Force Special Operations Command, making it the first US customer to acquire the type

First Protector RG1 handed over to the RAF

Acceptance Test Procedures for the Royal Air Force's first General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft system have been completed

Australia scraps MQ-9B SkyGuardian acquisition plans

The Australian DoD has scrapped its planned acquisition of at least 12 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian armed, medium-range, long-endurance UAVs under Project AIR 7003

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RAF prepares to receive the Protector RG1

Throughout August and September, a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B SkyGuardian has been performing demonstration operations from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, as part of the SkyGuardian to the UK 2021 programme

US approves MQ-9B sale to Australia

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of 12 ‘weapons-ready’ GA-ASI MQ-9B remotely-piloted aircraft to the Australian government

UK’s first Protector RPAS takes flight

On September 25, the first Protector RG1 remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) took to the skies for its maiden flight in the US

UK, Belgium announce MQ-9B collaboration

The UK and Belgium revealed they are exploring General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) collaboration on August 17, the same week as Belgium announced its SkyGuardian contract.

UK orders first three Protectors

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build its first three Protector RG1 unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) for the Royal Air Force.