General Atomics, Army Fly Gray Eagle for South Korea Exercises; Frank Pace Comments

GrayEagleA 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.

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