ANG’s ‘Ghost’ Reaper Aims to Transform Hunter-Killer RPA for JADC2 Operations

The Air National Guard’s MQ-9 enterprise has been quietly fighting under the radar to show the remotely piloted aircraft has utility in future operations by transforming its hunter-killer counterinsurgency capabilities to better enable joint all-domain command and control under a little-known initiative called the “Ghost Reaper,” multiple sources tell Inside Defense.

GA-ASI Participates in USAF’s ABMS On-Ramp Demonstration

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) played a central role in U.S. Air Force’s (USAF’s) Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) On-ramp demonstration held September 1-3, 2020. The goal of the demonstration was to prove emerging ABMS technologies in support of USNORTHCOM and USSPACECOM homeland defense priorities. GA-ASI flew two of its capital Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and two manned aircraft to support the ABMS demonstration, in addition to a USAF 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron MQ-9 RPA that was flown as a kinetic airbase defense asset.

Silvus Successfully Supports Second Advanced Battle Management System Experiment

Silvus Technologies, Inc. (“Silvus”) today announced the results of its participation in the second Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) On-Ramp Experiment. Silvus radios enabled US Air Force Airmen to command and control Ghost Robotics V60 quadrupeds located at Buckley and Nellis AFB from remote locations, culminating in the first successful utilization of unmanned quadruped systems to secure a forward-deployed air base in a simulated hostile environment.