U.S. Army Eyes New Gray Eagle Engine, Platform

The U.S. Army is considering a number of improvements for its MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV, made by General Atomics.

Among them is whether to move forward with a Lycoming engine, the DEL-120, to replace the Thielert system now in use on the aircraft. This engine has been approved for use on the Block 0 Gray Eagles—those less-capable early models pressed into service as part of a quick-reaction force. General Atomics has also selected the model for the longer-endurance Improved Gray Eagle (IGE) being developed with company funds, according to spokeswoman Kimberly Kasitz.

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Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Island Air, located in Hawaii. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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