General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), announced that it will engage Canadian companies to participate in the development and success of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian® RPAS. Companies with an interest in participating can apply using GA-ASI’s web-based participation request form.
“GA-ASI is always looking to build on our existing Canadian industry relationships,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “A strong North American industrial partnership contributes to the growth and success of our domestic and international endeavors. Team SkyGuardian Canada is aimed at building long-term relationships that advance Remotely Piloted Systems and Autonomous Technologies (RPS-AT) and developing sustainable jobs in Canada.”
Companies with proven aerospace and defense capabilities in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
· Aircraft Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
· Sensor Data Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED)
· Airborne Sensors/Payloads
· Global Supply Chain for aircraft components & manufacturing
· Research and Development (R&D) related projects for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Canadian companies are invited to submit a request to participate, along with their company profiles and additional information requested through the Strategic Industry Engagement Request form, located at: https://www.ga-asi.com/canada-industry-engagement/. The registration site will remain open until September 19, 2020. Companies will be notified in October if they have been selected to participate.