Military Embedded Systems

SeaGuardian equipped with SAGE 750 Electronic Support Measure


September 14, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

GA-ASI photo.

POWAY, Calif. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has integrated the Leonardo SAGE 750 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) system onto the MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).

The SAGE 750 integration was performed by GA-ASI in partnership with Leonardo. The SAGE 750 installed on SeaGuardian will aim to provide intelligence information on maritime and terrestrial radar emitters over a wide area.

“This will be the first time that our aircraft has featured a fully-integrated, tactical ESM capability,” said Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI. “SAGE ESM will improve our customer’s ability to make tactical decisions and allow collection of ISR data on selected emitters.”

The system will be designed to help SeaGuardian operators locate and track surface radars.