Increment 2 of the Gorgon Stare wide-area airborne surveillance system is operational in Afghanistan on U.S. Air Force General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft, says prime contractor Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC).   The upgrade “simultaneously provides a four-fold increase in area coverage with a two-fold improvement in resolution compared to its predecessor,” SNC says in a statement.   Designed to provide persistent surveillance of a ...

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