General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently achieved a groundbreaking milestone in the field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, GA-ASI showcased the short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability of its Mojave UAS aboard the British Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales.

This historic event took place on Wednesday, November 15, during the Prince of Wales’ operations off the East Coast of the United States.

Demonstration Details: Mojave’s Success on the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier

The demonstration marked a significant leap forward in UAS technology, where the Mojave, controlled by an aircrew from a control station onboard the ship, executed a series of maneuvers, including takeoff, circuits, approaches, and a successful landing back onto the carrier.