18 January 2011

Army Aviation keeps getting better.

Be sure to check out the Association of the US Army's report on the upcoming "Full Spectrum Operations" aviation brigades.  Highlights include a few more medevac aircraft--good news for the infantry--and nearly a company and a half's worth of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), including the RQ-7 Shadow and the MQ-1C Grey Eagle.  The latter of the two, a relative of the venerable Predator, can carry four Hellfire missiles, and stay aloft for 36 hours, thus exceeding an aviator's crew rest cycle threefold.  Don't judge.    

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