Belgian Companies Pitch Capabilities to General Atomics

Belgian industry is due to present several capabilities and technologies to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) that could potentially be incorporated into Brussels' acquisition of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A so-called Blue Magic Belgium research and development event will result in 19 companies presenting to...

Belgian industry is due to present several capabilities and technologies to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) that could potentially be incorporated into Brussels' acquisition of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

A so-called Blue Magic Belgium research and development event will result in 19 companies presenting to GA-ASI at events being held in Liège and Sint-Truiden.

The firms will present technologies that could be incorporated into the UAVs that are being acquired by Belgian Air Component, a deal that is still being negotiated and could involve either an armed or ISR-only version of the developmental SkyGuardian being selected.

GA-ASI is seeking partners that could undertake a range of tasks, including manufacturing of UAV parts; sensor data processing, automation, utilisation, and distribution; and airspace integration technologies.

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