Army lists achievements of manned-unmanned aircraft demo

The Army’s Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Capability exercise held in September demonstrated the ability of all of the manned and unmanned systems involved to exchange video with each other and also the ability of operators to control the UAS payloads of the larger unmanned aircraft using universal ground stations and remote video terminals, the Army reported Oct. 24 on its official website.

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The goals of the exercise, which was sponsored by the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation and had been in the planning stage for 18 months, was to tightly integrate the systems so that the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data they receive can be rapidly provided to soldiers on the ground.

The article contains a list of the operating systems and technologies that were tested at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, a summary of the various objectives of the exercise and the accomplishments as they relate to the universal ground control station, one system remote video terminal, mini-universal ground control station and Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft with triclops payload configuration, AH-64D Longbow Apache and the OH-58D Kiowa.

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