U.S. army soldiers have tested MQ-1C UAV with OSVRT One System Remote Video Terminal 11206152

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U.S. army soldiers have tested MQ-1C UAV with OSVRT One System Remote Video Terminal.
During an exercise at the National Training Center, or NTC, on Fort Irwin, California, U.S.soldiers have tested the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, with the One System Remote Video Terminal, or OSRVT, which allows Soldiers to take control of the Gray Eagle payload.
     
During an exercise at the National Training Center, or NTC, on Fort Irwin, California, U.S.soldiers have tested the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, with the One System Remote Video Terminal, or OSRVT, which allows Soldiers to take control of the Gray Eagle payload. A photo of the US Army's MQ-1C UAV
     
The testing was conducted by Soldiers of F Company, 227th Aviation based out of Fort Hood, Texas. It involved the UAS level of Interoperability 3, which means Soldiers can take control of the payload, Eschenbach said. None of the testing, however, involved manned-unmanned teaming, which often involves UASs and Apache helicopters.

Since OSRVT is a program of record, it needed to undergo what is known as an initial test and evaluation to show the system is robust and reliable, said Col. Courtney Cote, project manager, UAS. That testing was conducted during the training rotation.

The OSRVT itself is portable and consists of a radio transceiver, laptop, antennas and software, which allow it to communicate to the UAS, and in turn, receive video and other data, said said Col. Courtney Cote, project manager, UAS.

Another important aspect of the test and the training that took place, Cote said, was that Soldiers did the majority of the maintenance required for the OSRVT and for the Gray Eagle itself.

"The Gray Eagle is not just about material solutions, it's also about concepts, doctrine, training and how the Army is organized to integrate this capability," said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command capability manager for UAS.. "We've made great strides in the last 10 years [when Gray Eagle was first developed], but we've got a lot more to go to make unmanned systems on par with manned aviation systems and to get the most out of their capability."
 

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