Spain plans to join the group of countries that fly unmanned aircraft from Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
The business announced Feb. 17 that the Spanish Armed Forces has selected its Predator B system to support its surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. The system going to Spain will include four aircraft and two ground control stations. The aircraft will have electro-optical/infrared sensors and GA-ASI’s Block 20A Lynx multimode radar.
GA-ASI did not disclose financial terms of the sale. The aircraft will go to Spain via a U.S. Air Force foreign military sale.
SENER, a Spanish engineering firm with a global presence, will work with GA-ASI on integration and long-term program sustainment.
The United Kingdom, France and Italy already fly the Predator B aircraft, frequently called the Reaper.
GA-ASI is an affiliate of General Atomics, the privately held business with its headquarters on Torrey Pines Mesa. The business does not disclose revenue. Linden P. Blue is CEO of GA-ASI.