General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), which is showcasing its MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at the Paris Air Show, has selected three finalists from its Blue Magic Belgium event.
The event was organized with the goal of supporting the development of SkyGuardian RPA for Belgium.
The three companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon. The firms were selected after GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium on May 15-16 to identifysmall to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support SkyGuardian development. The Government of Belgium has asked Belgian Defense to negotiate acquisition of the SkyGuardian.
AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium focuses on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium, which pecializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital reality.