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Upgrades for gMAV in light of Iraq ops

22nd April 2010 - 16:45 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Honeywell Defense & Space is set to upgrade the US Army’s gas-powered Micro Air Vehicle (gMAV) with a variety of capabilities following feedback from operations in Iraq.

First, gMAVs operated by US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are to be equipped with a video distribution capability in light of lessons learned by the 56th Stryker Brigade.

Operations in Iraq during 2008-2009, saw soldiers in the brigade make their own modifications to the gMAV systems to allow video distribution from the unmanned aerial system (UAS) down to individual Stryker infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs).

Modifications of gMAV or T-Hawk as dubbed by Honeywell,

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Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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