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Air Force plans to fly open-architecture pod carrying ISR sensors on MQ-9

May 19, 2017 |
Rachel Karas
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The Air Force Research Laboratory is asking for industry's input on how intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors could work with the service's open-architecture AgilePod system and plans to flight-test that configuration on a General Atomics MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle this fall. The pod, measuring 30 inches wide, 30 inches tall and 7 to 15 feet long -- depending on how many sensor compartments are used -- can carry sensors and radars including electro-optical, infrared, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, full-motion video,...

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