Benefits and Features
NextGen Gorgon Stare integrates on the MQ-9 Block 5 and permits weaponizing the platform by consolidating the entire Gorgon Stare system into a single pod.
Configurable to support SNC’s Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) Pod for worldwide system Command & Control and data dissemination.
Operationally proven with over 100,000 combat flight hours supporting Counter-Terrorism and Counterinsurgency operations with Pattern of Life development.
Tailorable to integrate with various manned and unmanned aircraft as a podded or de-federated system for expanded functionality and mission diversity.
Agile Flight Paths provide improved flexibility in a wide variety of operational scenarios, enabling persistent WAMI from standoff distances and a dynamically sizeable collection area.
More collected pixels than any other fielded WAMI system (8.1 Gigapixel EO / 180 Megapixel IR).
A new miniaturized Ground Station reduces the GS ground footprint by 75% over previous version while increasing archived data capacity by 85%.
Open, standards-based, non-proprietary imagery processing & viewers.
Capable of live imagery stream dissemination via multiple communications paths and datalinks complete with airborne edge processing and data storage.
An integrated communications suite allows Gorgon Stare to be Airborne Mission Networking ready and gives the flexibility to adapt to new AORs with minimal configuration changes.
EO/IR Concurrent Collection enables EO/IR fusion, enhanced object characterization, and redundancy between complimentary WAMI sensors.