Next-Gen Flight Computer of Grey Eagle UAV Passed Tests

Next-Gen Flight Computer of Grey Eagle UAV Passed Tests
Next-Gen Flight Computer of Grey Eagle UAV Passed Tests

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporation has passed another critical milestone for MQ-1C Grey Eagle. The UAV started to flight test phase with a new next-generation flight computer. The first flight is performed at the company's El Mirage Flight Test Facility, which is based in California.




Eagle Flight Computer Assembly (EFCA) was also tested during the flight. New equipment provides enhanced power, memory and a high-speed Ethernet interface. Modernised avionic infrastructure also enables advanced computing, Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and automation, as well as better redundancy and environmental performance.

Next-Gen Flight Computer of Grey Eagle UAV Passed Tests

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