General Atomics Unveils Carrier-capable MQ-9B UAV
Equipped with a STOL wing kit, the MQ-9B SkyGuardian/SeaGuardian will be capable of operating from assault carriers and regular aircraft carriers.
A company impression shows an MQ-9B STOL taking off from an assault carrier in SeaGuardian configuration, equipped with underbelly search radar and pods under the inner wings for dropping sonobuoys. It is depicted with AIM-9X air-to-air missiles for self-defense. (Photo: General Atomics)