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​MQ-1C, AH-64 team for first time in South Korea

A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS has been used to demonstrate teaming between manned and unmanned aircraft in South Korea.

The work took place near Kunsan airbase, and involved the MQ-1C and a Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, says General Atomics in a statement.

The exercise saw the MQ-1C stream video and other data to the attack helicopter, which was then able to relay it onwards to ground forces.

"These flights represent a major milestone for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle as they successfully demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming in South Korea and proved the aircraft's ability to conduct operations in diverse weather conditions that are typical on the Korean Peninsula," says Frank Pace, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI.

"They also marked a new company milestone for Gray Eagle with its first mission in South Korean airspace."

Seoul has orders for 36 AH-64E Apaches. General Atomics had a large stand with a model of the MQ-1C at South Korea’s ADEX defence show in October.

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