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.
The system is fielded in platoon sets consisting of four unmanned aircraft, two Universal Ground Control Stations, two Ground Data Terminals, one Portable Ground Control Station, one Portable Ground Data Terminal, one Satellite Ground Data Terminal, an automated takeoff and landing system, light medium tactical vehicles, and other ground-support equipment operated and maintained by a company of 128 Soldiers within the Combat Aviation Brigade.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
The MQ-1C provides the warfighter with dedicated, assured, multimission UAS capabilities across all 10 Army divisions to support commanders’ combat operations.