A Gray Eagle drone General Atomics built for the U.S. Army has completed a series of joint manned-unmanned aircraft teaming exercises in South Korea.
General Atomics said Wednesday the Gray Eagle worked to stream video and metadata to the AH-64 Apache helicopter from a remote location for operators to control the drone's sensors and identify targets.
The Apache helicopter then sent back the the imagery to a One System Remote Video Terminal to provide a view to ground forces.
Frank Pace, president of aircraft systems at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems segment, said the company and Army sought to validate the MQ-1C Gray Eagle's “ability to conduct operations in diverse weather conditions that are typical on the Korean Peninsula.“
Ground forces transmitted contact reports and target coordinates to operators in Gray Eagle's one system ground control station upon the drone’s take-off.