U.S. Army Completes Gray Eagle ER UAS Equipment Training

By Mike Ball / 10 Apr 2019

US Army Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has announced that the U.S. Army has completed its New Equipment Training (NET) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky for the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The training covered new maintenance procedures, manuals and ground support equipment associated with the MQ-1C ER.

The training not only prepared the current Army Company – 160th Foxtrot – to operate MQ-1C ER, it also prepared Echo Company to become the Army’s second Company to be trained to operate the Gray Eagle Extended Range.

“Adding a second Company to operate the MQ-1C ER is a testament to the confidence the Army has in the performance of this UAS,” said David R. Alexander, president, GA-ASI. “The MQ-1C ER provides significant enhancements in capability over the MQ-1C, delivering increased reliability, range and capacity for our Army customer over the previous version.”

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