General Atomics To Support Gray Eagle UAV, Satellite Communications Terminals

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  • 03:51 PM, June 24, 2015
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $121.3 million modification contract from the US for 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles and 19 satellite communications air data terminals. 

The company announced Tuesday that work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2018. 

Gray Eagle has an endurance of 25 hours, speeds up to167 KTAS and can operate up to 29,000 feet. Further, it can carry 1,075 lb (488 kg) of internal and external payload.  

The aircraft can carry multiple payloads aloft, including Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) with laser designation, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), communications relay, and four Hellfire missiles.

 

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