PAE ISR selected to participate in Robotic Aircraft Sensor Program



PAE ISR, known for its Resolute Eagle UAS, has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) to participate in the Robotic Aircraft Sensor Program – Borders (RASP-B program).

DHS S&T is looking for UAS with different sensors that can be used in a variety of border and critical infrastructure security scenarios, including but not limited to, search-and-rescue, reconnaissance, and hostage rescue situations.

Through the program, data from the UAS and sensor supplier community will be collected and used to inform DHS S&T and its stakeholders in the Homeland Security Enterprise of current capabilities.

“This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate the Resolute Eagle's capabilities against a wide-variety of scenarios,” says Joe Sartiano, PAE ISR chief operating officer.

“We look forward to supporting this important program and showcasing the latest industry leading technology.”

Among many capabilities, PAE ISR’s Resolute Eagle UAS provides real-time Command and Control, data transfers and multiple communication protocols including line of sight, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), and Satellite Communications enabled beyond line of sight (BLOS) capabilities.

The UAS also has a large payload capacity that makes it ideal for a variety of law enforcement, homeland security, humanitarian and commercial missions.

Just a few weeks ago, the Resolute Eagle received a Group 3 Interim Flight Clearance from the Naval Air System Command in Maryland.

“The Resolute Eagle was designed for exactly these type of missions,” says Qazzafi Butt, Ph.D., PAE ISR chief engineer.

“The Resolute Eagle is a multi-intelligence capable, Group 3 UAS platform with long-range capabilities that provide operators flexible payload configurations, launch environments and mission profiles.”

With a primary focus on border security and law enforcement capabilities, the RASP-B program will offer training opportunities for border security operators to assess UAS and sensor supplier systems under typical border mission scenarios.

Testing will be conducted in controlled airspace at Camp Shelby, which is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. There will be an eye on developing concepts of operation for unmanned systems and sensors.