Army Concludes New Equipment Training for GA-ASI’s Gray Eagle Extended Range

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

The training not only prepared the current Army Company “ 160th Foxtrot “ to operate MQ-1C ER, it also prepared Echo Company to become the Armys 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.

Hi-resolution photos of MQ-1C ER are available to qualified media outlets from the listed GA-ASI media contact.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is the leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator RPA series and the Lynx Multi-mode Radar. With more than five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

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