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July 03, 2015
US Army orders 19 more Gray Eagle Drones despite problems
Washington (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2015
The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle is commonly described as a medium-altitude, long-endurance drone developed by GAAS for the US Army as an upgrade of its MQ-1 drone. "Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept.[ember] 30, 2018," the statement read on Tuesday. According to publicly released information, the Gray Eagle has a top speed of 173 miles per hour (278 kmh) and a cruising speed of 155 mph (250 kmh) with a range of 249 miles (400 kilometer ... read more

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