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03:02 PM, March 17, 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $13.2 million modification contract from US for 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, 19 SATCOM Air Data Terminals, one lot of initial spares, and one ground support equipment. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is May 31, 2017. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Gray Eagle UAV was developed as an upgrade of MQ-1 Predator for US army. Grey Eagle is a medium-sized diesel-powered UAV that is 29 feet long with a wingspan of 56.3 feet. It is capable of flying 6,000 hours of flight time.