Raytheon has worked with partners across government and industry to install ground-based sense and avoid (GBSAA) capabilities at a number of sites for the US Air Force (USAF).
The concept of operations for the installation includes a dedicated GBSAA operator who is collocated with the air crew and shares the same situational awareness picture.
Speaking at Xponential 2017 in Dallas, Texas, Raytheon technical director Robert Stamm explained that the GBSAA system had been rolled out in support of USAF Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, noting Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, as one site.
The infrastructure makes use of existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) systems.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options: ihs.com/contact