GA-ASI partners with US Army on UAS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced it has teamed with the US Army to enhance the capabilities and survivability of the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the company said.

The Army awarded GA-ASI multiple contracts to upgrade the Gray Eagle ER´s avionics, datalinks and software in order to improve the UAS´s operational capability in contested environments. The modernization initiative provides an open architecture concept on the aircraft that is capable of hosting government-owned software, as well as increased autonomy required to support Scalable Control Interface and the rapid integration of long-range sensors.

These enhancements will enable the Army´s vision for Multi-Domain Operations (MDO).