The United States is considering modification options for MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones for possible transfer to Ukraine

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The United States is considering modification options for MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones for possible transfer to Ukraine

Ukraine may receive American reconnaissance and strike Drones MQ-1C Gray Eagle, but in an upgraded form and without technology that could harm US security if it falls into enemy hands. This is reported by CNN with reference to senior officials.

The United States refused to supply Ukraine with MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, the main reason being fears that drones together with "secret technologies" can fall into the hands of the Russians, and thereby threaten US national security. However, there is a way out of this situation and it is now being considered by the Pentagon. It is proposed to modify the drones in such a way that they will cease to be carriers of these very "secret technologies", after which they can be transferred to Ukraine.



The U.S. is exploring how to modify drones to make their possible loss - along with sensitive technology - less dangerous, potentially increasing the likelihood of Ukrainians getting them.

- CNN claims with reference to two officials.

Congress confirmed this information, even reported that there are already specific technical solutions that will make drones "safe for transfer", but everything depends on time and money, and this is also a very laborious process. In general, it takes a lot of time and money to make something worth losing out of a high-tech drone. Currently, the Pentagon is deciding whether the game is worth the candle and what will happen in the end.

The MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone can stay in the air for up to 30 hours, while developing a speed of up to 280 km/h. The drone is designed primarily for reconnaissance, but can also serve as a strike drone. To do this, it can carry four AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and four GBU-44 / B Viper Strike guided bombs.
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    1. -2
      November 15, 2022
      They will do it, their hands grow from the right place, these are not Sarmatians from the royal wolves
    2. -1
      November 15, 2022
      What, is it already possible to shoot down Amer's drones? It is not written on them whether they were handed over to the "nelokhs" or not.
      (Although, as for me, they should have been brought down even earlier anyway)
    3. +1
      November 15, 2022
      Quote from Dartanyan
      They will do it, their hands grow from the right place, these are not Sarmatians from the royal wolves

      Why did the Sarmatians not please you? Would you like to compare them with lawn mowers next time, for example?
      1. +2
        November 15, 2022
        yes, he is hinting at this Sarmatian, indeed ...
        1. +2
          November 15, 2022
          Here he changes call signs with a specialist - so that the enemy does not guess! lol

          PS What for, did he attach a carbine to the collar on the right? Well, the knife on the left is understandable. But why a carbine? what
          1. -1
            November 15, 2022
            the knife is also incomprehensible, like a small child, playing with tsatskami, a fucking warrior
            1. +2
              November 15, 2022
              how is it not clear? cut sausages, open a jar of caviar .... always have a knife at hand. Yes
              Well, do you really think that he will climb into the trenches to clean up? or cut sentries?? nah, it won't fit.
              1. +3
                November 15, 2022
                as they say, a knife is like a master ... that means it won’t cut anything, it will only cut
              2. +1
                November 15, 2022
                Handsome! Does he have anything to do with the army in addition to his position? But seriously, without lyrics, people with a subordinate group of specialists are conducting full-scale practical tests of new equipment in combat and conditions. And you shouldn’t scoff, no one will allow such a civilian bump to get into the advanced trenches, and the photo is so protected after all and dressed accordingly .. fellow
          2. +4
            November 15, 2022
            Quote: Nexcom
            Well, the knife on the left is understandable. But why a carbine?

            "... was armed to the throat with a knife and a carbine ..."
            1. 0
              November 15, 2022
              great, colleague! good when he returned home, he would say so - he didn’t go anywhere without a carbine and a knife! hi
          3. 0
            November 15, 2022
            This is not a carbine, but a towing eye.
            1. -2
              November 15, 2022
              To tow this Sarmat to the dining room or bye-bye for the night to the location ?? Pretty well thought out. good Indeed - well, not to carry it on your hands.
    4. 0
      November 15, 2022
      The US is studying how to modify drones so that their possible loss - along with sensitive technologies - becomes less dangerous
      Helping Ukraine is one thing, but its own security, in this case, the possible receipt of technology by the enemy, is more important. How much they will modernize, what to extract replacing with another, and how this will ultimately affect the performance characteristics is not known, but this does not exclude the appearance of American UAVs of this category in Ukraine.
    5. 0
      November 15, 2022
      This is good, now it will be possible to shoot down any device with such a signature. There is no "friend or foe" signal and the signature of the Ukrainian drone - catch a missile from the S-400. The American turned out, we are not to blame, the war zone ...
      1. -1
        November 15, 2022
        Yep, no matter how the other way around. In general, they won’t shoot down any, so as not to accidentally shoot down the Amersky.
    6. 0
      November 15, 2022
      Somehow, everyday, we are used to the fact that the United States and others have high-tech drones of all stripes and in huge numbers. And that in Russia there are practically none, and those that are - the cat cried. Shoigu, who is responsible for the army, walks around smiling, he doesn’t care what the army has turned into and how it has disgraced itself in the NVO thanks to him and those like him at the helm. No one asks them questions - why is there nothing, why are billions spent for nothing?

      When is the election in 2024? The people will remember all this to the Kremlin in the elections.
    7. +1
      November 15, 2022
      The United States is considering modification options for MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones for possible transfer to Ukraine
      . The question is, who will quickly increase the number of reconnaissance, strike, and countermeasures against new enemy weapons ???
      In general, again and again, the arms race.
      About who is to blame for the fact that our army does not have enough of this, this can be decided later, although it was necessary to decide yesterday to find and remove such enemies, further and deeper ..

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