General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is taking its EagleEye multi-mode radar to the next level with a significant upgrade.

The company announced at the recent Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit that they’re integrating an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna into the existing EagleEye system.

This upgrade promises to more than double the radar’s range and deliver substantial improvements in various operational modes.

The Gray Eagle 25M (GE-25M) is the latest iteration of the highly successful Gray Eagle series of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) developed by GA-ASI specifically for the US Army.

Gray Eagle Legacy: Soaring High for Over a Decade

Debuting in 2008, the Gray Eagle quickly established itself as a cornerstone of American aerial reconnaissance.

These medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drones have accumulated millions of operational flight hours, providing critical intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition (ISTAR) capabilities across various conflicts.

The Gray Eagle’s predecessor, the MQ-1 Predator, paved the way for unmanned aerial vehicles in modern warfare.

However, the Gray Eagle offered a significant leap forward in performance and functionality.