GA-ASI Highlights Presence In The Pacific Rim With Participation At Japan International Aerospace

Showcases Multi-Role, Multi-Mission, and Interoperable Capabilities

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE, TOKYO – 12 October 2016 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), the leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that it will have a significant presence at the Japan International Aerospace show in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 12-15, including hands-on demonstrations of its Advanced Cockpit Block 50 Ground Control Station (GCS) simulator. GA-ASI’s booth is located within the U.S. Pavilion in West Hall 3, W3-022.

“Following the opening of our office in Tokyo last year, Japan Aerospace provides the perfect opportunity to re-introduce our company’s capabilities not only to Japan, but also to nations throughout the Pacific,” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “Our multi-role, multi-mission capable, platform-interoperable Guardian ER [Extended Range] aircraft offers tremendous maritime surveillance capabilities for Japan, and we are anxious to educate show attendees about our proven technology.”

The Advanced Cockpit GCS is an updated version of GA-ASI’s legacy GCS which has logged over 3.8 million flight hours since 1994 and is designed to help expand the situational awareness of air crews. Key among its enhancements is human-centered display technology, including improved synthetic video with 3D graphics and moving maps, a 120-degree horizon field of view on multiple wide-screen graphical overlays, and high-definition video.

Guardian ER is a maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft that also is fully compliant with NATO’s UAV SYSTEM AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS (defined in STANAG 4671) and features a much increased payload capacity to support a wide variety of mission sets. Guardian ER is equipped with a surface search radar centerline pod and is well-suited to missions of key interest to the Japanese Government, including ballistic missile defense and maritime wide-area surveillance, as well as civilian applications such as Coast Guard disaster relief and environmental monitoring. In addition, the aircraft is interoperable with other platforms such as AEGIS.

To schedule a demo and/or on-site media interview, please contact the GA-ASI media contact listed below. High-resolution photos of the Advanced Cockpit and artistic renderings of Guardian ER are also available to qualified media outlets from GA-ASI’s media contact.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., an affiliate of General Atomics, delivers situational awareness by providing remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The company’s Aircraft Systems business unit is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable, RPA systems, including Predator® A, Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper®, Gray Eagle, the new Predator C Avenger®, and Predator XP. It also manufactures a variety of state-of-the-art digital GCS, including the next-generation Advanced Cockpit GCS, and provides pilot training and support services for RPA field operations. The Mission Systems business unit designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar and sophisticated Claw® sensor control and image analysis software into both manned and remotely piloted aircraft. It also focuses on providing integrated sensor payloads and software for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms and develops high energy lasers, electro-optic sensors, and meta-material antennas. For more information, please visit

Predator, Reaper, Lynx, and Claw are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

For more information contact:

Media Relations
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1 (858) 312-2294

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