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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 a modernized form and without technologies that could harm US security if they fall into the hands of the enemy. 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, along with "secret technologies", could 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. Dartanian
    Dartanian 15 November 2022 06: 45
    -2
    They will do it, their hands grow from the right place, these are not Sarmatians from the royal wolves
  2. Tagan
    Tagan 15 November 2022 06: 58
    -1
    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. Tagan
    Tagan 15 November 2022 07: 01
    +1
    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. novel66
      novel66 15 November 2022 07: 22
      +2
      yes, he is hinting at this Sarmatian, indeed ...
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 15 November 2022 07: 39
        +2
        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. novel66
          novel66 15 November 2022 07: 43
          -1
          the knife is also incomprehensible, like a small child, playing with tsatskami, a fucking warrior
          1. Nexcom
            Nexcom 15 November 2022 08: 03
            +2
            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. novel66
              novel66 15 November 2022 08: 12
              +3
              as they say, a knife is like a master ... that means it won’t cut anything, it will only cut
            2. Guran33 Sergey
              Guran33 Sergey 15 November 2022 17: 32
              +1
              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. Polite Moose
          Polite Moose 15 November 2022 07: 54
          +4
          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. novel66
            novel66 15 November 2022 08: 10
            0
            great, colleague! good when he returned home, he would say so - he didn’t go anywhere without a carbine and a knife! hi
        3. Thorvlobnor IV
          Thorvlobnor IV 15 November 2022 10: 58
          0
          This is not a carbine, but a towing eye.
          1. Nexcom
            Nexcom 15 November 2022 11: 01
            -2
            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. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 November 2022 07: 07
    0
    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. unhappy
    unhappy 15 November 2022 07: 40
    0
    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. evgen81
      evgen81 15 November 2022 08: 28
      -1
      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. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 15 November 2022 08: 58
    0
    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. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2022 10: 16
    +1
    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 ..