General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business assessed how the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft system could help advance sensor-to-shooter capabilities during a technology demonstration in late April at Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona. A joint terminal attack controller captured the sensor field of regard, video and aircraft location using an Android Team Awareness Kit and digitally transmitted ‘call for fires’ on various targets by controlling the electro-optical/infrared sensor aboard the Gray Eagle platform during the April 23 demo.More
General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has recorded more than 1 million flight hours for its Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system since the aircraft's first deployment with the U.S. Army in March 2004. The Gray Eagle platform hit the milestone during March 16 flight operations conducted by the military service, the company said Wednesday.More
General Atomics' aeronautical systems business used a new command and control software to help the U.S. Army test an extended-range unmanned aircraft system. The Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS flew on Jan. 28 for acceptance testing under the control of General Atomics' Scalable C2 software that was operated via an Army laptop, the company said Wednesday.More
General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has selected Cobham Aerospace Connectivity to deliver anti-jam GPS technology for an unmanned aircraft system used by the U.S. Army. Cobham said Monday it will supply the Digital Antenna Control Unit-8 anti-jam technology for the General Atomics-made MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS.More
General Atomics' aeronautical systems unit has conducted a third demonstration of how the extended-range Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system could support the U.S. Army in multidomain operations. The company said Monday it used intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads, long-range sensors, command and control systems and air-launched effects from industry partners during monthlong demo event.More
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