General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has added a new partner to Team Reaper Australia.
Team Reaper Australia’s newest member, is Sentient Vision Systems, the only Australian provider of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions.
The company’s solutions have been an integral part of every Australian Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) programme to date.
“General Atomics recognizes the importance of having a robust team of Australian industry partners to support the Air 7003 requirements,” said Linden Blue, CEO of GA-ASI. “We continue to be committed to partnerships with Australian industry and to providing a capable, affordable RPA system to the Australian Defence Force.”
“Sentient is proud of our close collaboration with the Australian Government. From our foundations of the Defence Science and Technology Group’s Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) program to our proud history of deployments in support of the Australian warfighter, Sentient sees the inclusion of our ViDAR wide area motion imagery payload as a part of Team Reaper Australia in support of the Air 7003 requirement as a reinforcement of Australian leadership in advanced autonomy,” said Simon Olsen, director of Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships at Sentient Vision Systems.
Team Reaper Australia now includes Cobham Australia, CAE Australia, Raytheon Australia, Flight Data Systems, TAE Aerospace, Rockwell Collins, Ultra Electronics Australia, Airspeed, Quickstep Holdings Ltd and Sentient Vision Systems.
Team Reaper Australia is competing for Project Air 7003, which will provide the Australian Defence Force with an Armed MALE RPA system.