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08:20 AM, July 31, 2019
US Army Contracts General Atomics To Support Its MQ-1C Drones
MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone

General Atomics has won a $21.7 million modification contract to supply spares and ground support equipment for US Army’s fleet of extended range MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones.

“General Atomics was awarded a $21.7 million modification contract for MQ-1C Gray Eagle extended range aircraft unique initial spares and ground support equipment,” the US department of Defense said in a statement Tuesday.

The Gray Eagle unmanned combat vehicle has a maximum altitude capability of 29,000 feet and can take-off and land without operator assistance. The drone’s payload includes advanced sensing gear, four GBU-44/B Viper strike bombs, and up to four Hellfire missiles or eight AIM-92 Stinger missiles.

Work is estimated to be completed by July 31, 2021.

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