12 Mar '18, 7am

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The New York Air National Guard has completed an operational assessment of UTC’s DB-110 airborne reconnaissance system aboard the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The assessment, conducted by the 174th Attack Wing at the Syracuse, New York Air National Guard Base, examined the potential use of the company’s dual-band electro-optical and infrared reconnaissance pod for domestic operations. The DB-110 pod trialled by the New York Air National Guard towards the end of 2017 is equipped with a similar suite of sensors found aboard systems that have been integrated to combat aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16, although the interfaces for the UAV are different, Kevin Raftery, vice-president, general manager ISR and space systems, UTC Aerospace Systems, told Jane’s .

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/78501/new-york-air-national-...

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