Delta Digital Video is honored to be part of the successful transatlantic crossing of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.’s (GA-ASI’s) prototype MQ-9B SkyGuardian. The SkyGuardian, remotely piloted aircraft system, touched down at RAF Fairford on the eve of the Royal International Air Tattoo after a milestone crossing.
The aircraft has become the first Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to cross the Atlantic, flying from Grand Forks, North Dakota, GA-ASI’s flight test and training center, to Fairford in 24 hours, 2 minutes, landing shortly before 7 p.m. on July 11. Additionally, it has become the first UAS to operate in British airspace controlled via satellite communications.
The mission included Delta Digital Video’s Model 6820R 2-Channel HD / SD Rugged Video Encoder. Delta Digital Video’s Model 6820R supports up two channels of video with resolutions up to 1080p and multiplexes them with metadata and other system information for real-time video transmission and recording applications. Designed for any airborne or ground-mobile application, specifically military ISR missions, the 6820R is qualified to MIL-STD-810/461/704 and compliant with the Full-motion Video (FMV) standards developed by the U.S. Government’s Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) and STANAG. View the datasheet to learn more about the Model 6820R.