General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has completed the first two endurance demonstration flights of the Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Army, flying for 45.3 hr. compared with 25 hr. for the in-service Block 1 MQ-1C. IGE was developed with company funding to increase endurance and payload with minor modifications to the Gray Eagle. Following the second customer-funded demonstration flight, GA-ASI says, it will analyze the data and share it with the Army ...


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