The Northrop Grumman payload proved its effectivity and it also integrated very seamlessly with Reaper’s avionics and its command-and-control architecture, said GA-ASI. Pandora is a low-power; lightweight, multi-function wideband system that encompasses a flexible architecture that effectively meets emerging needs. It also supports open interfaces and enables interoperability and integration. The company’s high-performance electronic warfare solutions have proved what they are capable of in real-time situations. The assistant deputy-commandant for marine aviation, Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy said that they successfully demonstrated various operational concepts with the use of a layered approach To EW with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’s Reaper, the EA-6B Prowlers, and some other Group 3 UAVs.
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President of Aircraft Systems at GA-ASI, Frank Pace said that their company’s collaboration with Northrop Grumman and the Marine corps demonstrates that the Predator B has a great deal of operational flexibility. Though it is principally a counter-insurgency aircraft it has now transitioned to being a platform that has the capacity to address a much broader spectrum of operational-requirements. The budget environment in the country has been under a lot of stress and this kind of a solution is the need of the hour. Pace said that the company’s customers are now seeking far greater war-fighting value with the use of less-expensive solutions.