US to deploy new Gray Eagle attack drone system in South Korea

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    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military is deploying a new Gray Eagle attack drone system in South Korea as it moves to bolster capabilities against a growing threat from the North.

    A Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems company will be permanently stationed at Kunsan Air Base, south of Seoul, U.S. Forces Korea said Monday.


    Work has begun on upgrading infrastructure to pave way for the company, which is expected to be active at the beginning of next year, Maj. Jennifer Lovett, a USFK spokeswoman, told Stars and Stripes.

    The company will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, a USFK statement said. The military did not immediately say how many drones would be sent to the divided peninsula or give a timeline for their arrival.

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