The U.S. Army has moved to deploy a military unmanned aerial system group in South Korea to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions on the Korean Peninsula.
Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade will oversee theÂ Gray Eagle UAS unit at KunsanÂ air base, U.S. Forces Korea said Sunday.
Stars and Stripes reported MondayÂ that USFK spokesperson Maj. Jennifer Lovett told the publicationÂ work is underway to modernizeÂ infrastructure for the drone group, which is scheduled to enter service by 2018.
The Gray Eagle drone, manufactured by General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business, is based on the Predator UAS and designed to carry multiple payloads such asÂ electro-optical/infrared technology, Hellfire missiles and a synthetic aperture radar communications relay.