Accession Number : AD1019500


Title :   MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (MQ-1C Gray Eagle)


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal United States


Personal Author(s) : Cote,Courtney P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1019500.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (MQ-1C Gray Eagle) provides the Division Commander a dedicated, assured, multi-mission unmanned aircraft system for the tactical fight assigned to the Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) in each Division and supports the Division Fires, Battlefield Surveillance Brigades, and Brigade Combat Teams based upon the Division Commanders priorities. Additionally, MQ-1C Gray Eagle provides reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition; command and control; communications relay; signals intelligence; electronic warfare; attack; detection of weapons of mass destruction; battle damage assessment; and manned-unmanned teaming capabilities. Fifteen Gray Eagle Warfighting companies are assigned as follows: ten companies assigned to Army divisions, one company to the National Training Center (NTC), one company to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), and three companies to the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Version 8.7, Revision 3 of the CPD for MQ-1C Gray Eagle defines an operational requirement for Improved Gray Eagle (IGE). IGE provides for increased range, endurance, and payload carrying capability for Echelons Above Division. IGE provides the Army with an extended range, multi-purpose unmanned aircraft system capable of executing reconnaissance, security, attack, and intelligence collection missions in the range of military operations. Sensors/payloads include an Electro-Optical/Infrared/Laser Designator, Synthetic Aperture Radar/Moving Target Indicator, Signals Intelligence, and Hellfire missiles; providing a near all-weather mission capability. When integrated with manned systems, manned-unmanned teaming, IGE enhances the capability to provide more accurate and timely information and intelligence, and significantly reduces the time to conduct tactical engagements. A total of 36 of the 167 MQ-1C UAS aircraft will be delivered in the IGE configuration.


Descriptors :   BUDGETS , DRONES , test and evaluation , unmanned aerial vehicles , procurement , contracts , aircraft , cost estimates , costs , cost analysis , production , ground control stations , ARMY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE