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Major aircraft modification: MQ-9 "Block 1" Upgrade and Acceptance Test

Short Title: 
Block 1 Acceptance Test
Activity Category: 
General Atomics ASI, Poway, CA

The Ikhana will be receiving a major upgrade to the production avionics and flight controls from the current pre-production to a "Block 1" production configuration. This will significantly enhance the long term sustainability of the system as well as upgrade it's capabilities. For example the aircraft electrical power available to payloads will increase from ~2Kw to over 8Kw.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - Friday, March 15, 2013