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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