Home / DoD / Army to Send Gray Eagle UAS for Korean Peninsula ISR

Army to Send Gray Eagle UAS for Korean Peninsula ISR

The U.S. Army has moved to deploy a military unmanned aerial system group in South Korea to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions on the Korean Peninsula.

Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade will oversee the Gray Eagle UAS unit at Kunsan air base, U.S. Forces Korea said Sunday.

Stars and Stripes reported Monday that USFK spokesperson Maj. Jennifer Lovett told the publication work is underway to modernize infrastructure for the drone group, which is scheduled to enter service by 2018.

The Gray Eagle drone, manufactured by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, is based on the Predator UAS and designed to carry multiple payloads such as electro-optical/infrared technology, Hellfire missiles and a synthetic aperture radar communications relay.

Check Also

Jeffrey Byard to be Nominated FEMA Administrator

President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as administrator of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he worked as an executive operations officer and mitigation division planner at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and led evacuation efforts for the state during Hurricane Gustav, the White House said Friday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *