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Northrop Demos Operational Flexibility of Firebird Optionally-Manned Autonomous Aircraft

Firebird

Northrop Grumman demonstrated almost 9,000 miles of flight to showcase the operational flexibility of an optionally-manned autonomous aircraft designed for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions. Northrop said Tuesday the Firebird aircraft flew over and stopped by Dayton, Ohio; Washington DC; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Tampa, Miami and Key West, Florida, demonstrating both manned and unmanned flight, as well as the transition in between.

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General Atomics, Army Use New C2 Software for Gray Eagle Drone Test; J.R. Reid Quoted

Gray Eagle

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.

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General Atomics Demos Potential of Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS for Multidomain Ops

ExecutiveBiz - General Atomics Demos Potential of Extended-Range Gray Eagle UAS for Multidomain Ops

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.

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