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MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)



--- Quote ---MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

The MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) addresses the need for a long-endurance, armed, unmanned aircraft system that offers greater range, altitude and payload flexibility over earlier systems.

The Gray Eagle UAS is powered by a heavy fuel engine for higher performance, better fuel efficiency, common fuel on the battlefield and a longer lifetime.
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--- Quote from: Ayoshi on September 12, 2017, 06:17:09 PM ---U.S. increases surveillance support to PH military | Rappler - September 11, 2017

--- Quote ---"The United States deployed the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Mindanao for additional surveillance in support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterterrorism efforts," the US embassy said in a statement on Monday, September 11.

The Gray Eagle UAS a drone that has a longer flight duration, meaning it can patrol a larger area.

The US embassy said it has provided the Philippine military with assistance totalling at least P15 billion in the past 3 years alone "to establish better command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for the AFP."

These include a Raven tactical UAS and two Cessna-208B surveillance aircraft, among other munitions and weapons.
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--- Quote ---General Atomics demos Gray Eagle’s role in multidomain ops

Using internal funding, the company equipped the UAS with the Lynx Block 30A Long Range Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator — or SAR/GMTI for short — to spot military targets up to a range of 75 kilometers, according to a Jan. 21 General Atomics statement.

The imagery produced by the sensor provided “precise coordinates” with every image, and was cued to other aviation assets or enabled “direct engagement” with long-range precision fires platforms, the statement added.

The sensor, according to the company, can be used as a GMTI to detect moving, dismounted targets, and it is functional in maritime environments as well as over land, making it a true multidomain capability useful in key theaters like Europe and the Indo-Pacific region.
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The U.S. Army demonstrated the ability to pass around control of a Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, like the one pictured here, using a networked system in August 2019. General Atomics continues to demonstrate the drone's utility in multidomain operations through internal investment. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)


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