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GA-ASI Integrating L3 WESCAM’s MX™-20 onto Multiple Platforms as Part of Team SkyGuardian Canada

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As members of Team SkyGuardian Canada and supporters of the MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for Canada’s RPAS
Project, L3 WESCAM and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
(GA-ASI) are integrating WESCAM’s MX™-20 electro-optical and infrared
(EO/IR) imaging system onto the SkyGuardian RPAS, as well as the MQ-9
Reaper that is currently being operated by several NATO countries. Team
SkyGuardian Canada is a coalition of Canadian companies committed to
delivering the best RPAS for Canada.

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"Integrating capabilities from L3 WESCAM and our other Team SkyGuardian partners – CAE and MDA – pro ...

“Integrating capabilities from L3 WESCAM and our other Team SkyGuardian partners – CAE and MDA – provides the most capable RPAS solution and the best economic value for Canada,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. (Photo: Business Wire)

Field-proven, with extensive deployment, WESCAM’s MX-20 is equipped with
high-sensitivity multi-spectral sensors for day, low-light and nighttime
missions, and offers low-risk “plug-and-play” installation. The MX-20
operates with detection and recognition capabilities at high altitudes
in support of persistent surveillance missions.

“Integrating capabilities from L3 WESCAM and our other Team SkyGuardian
partners – CAE and MDA – provides the most capable RPAS solution and the
best economic value for Canada,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “The
MX-20 integration on MQ-9 builds on our successful integration of the
WESCAM MX-15 onto our Predator XP aircraft. Taking advantage of our
close North American relationship, our companies can cooperate to
provide unprecedented levels of innovation and business opportunity with
our RPAS.”

GA-ASI has been proactive in integrating L3 WESCAM products onto their
RPAS. “Team SkyGuardian is a significant benefit to L3 WESCAM and
provides more opportunities for the modular growth path of the WESCAM
MX-20 as mission portfolios evolve and the battlespace continues to
change on a global scale,” said Jacques Comtois, Vice President and
General Manager of L3 WESCAM. “MX systems are the eyes of customers
across more than 80 countries worldwide.”

L3’s WESCAM MX-Series has been engineered to focus on the three factors
that drive maximum range: resolution, magnification and stabilization.
As a result, each turret has outperformed its major competitor in every
performance area, giving WESCAM the longest EO/IR target identification
and designating ranges in the industry.

GA-ASI is the world’s leading manufacturer of RPAS and related mission
systems. Team SkyGuardian Canada combines the best of Canadian industry
with the world’s most advanced Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE)
RPAS, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian, being developed to fulfill Canada’s RPAS
project requirements.

For more information on Team SkyGuardian, go to
teamskyguardiancanada.com. High-resolution photos of MQ-9B SkyGuardian
are
available to qualified media outlets from the GA-ASI media
contact list.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

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