This demonstration employs improved capabilities, including long-range sensors – like those traditionally flown on manned platforms – and navigation capabilities, as well as rapid integration of advanced sensors and payloads tailorable to specific missions.
As part of this MDO configuration, the next-generation Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) used for the demonstration is the new Eagle-Eye Multi-Mode Radar (MMR) supplied by GA-ASI. The Eagle-Eye radar is an MMR that provides increased performance and couples well with other payloads.
Many of the MDO capabilities showcased in this demo are featured in the latest Gray Eagle model, the Gray Eagle 25M, which is designed to meet the range and accuracy to Detect, Identify, Locate & Report (DILR) stationary and moving targets. The Gray Eagle 25M’s Open Architecture allows easy implementation of Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standards across control interfaces, avionics, datalinks, and provides the ability to integrate a customizable suite of multi-INT sensors providing the Stand-Off Survivability with Stand-In Capability required for Multi-Domain Operations.