5 August 2013
The U.S. Army performed a successful launch test on 26 July of the MQ1-C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, according to manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The test was performed at the El Mirage Flight Operations Facility in Adelanto, California. According to General Atomics, the newly improved Gray Eagle can stay in the air 50 hours, carry 1,000 pounds, can equip a 360-degree traverse sensor, and is capable of surveillance over 24 hours per mission. (Image Credit: U.S. Army)
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