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Army Works With MAG to Bring Remote Split Ops to Gray Eagle
By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven
The US Army is working with industry to implement drone operations which enable high-risk combat missions to be controlled by a US-based pilot, reducing vulnerability to enemy attack and drawing upon advanced satellite networks to improve video feeds.
It’s a technical system called Remote Split Operations (RSO), which has been operational with Air Force from a high-op-tempo command and control station at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.
Much of the work, going back years to the time when the Air Force first developed the technology, is performed by a US-based ISR firm called MAG Aerospace. Years ago, MAG's Air Force service began with enabling Predator feeds and then migrating to Reapers.
Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an on-air correspondent for Fox News and an anchor and on-air military specialist at CNN and CNN Headline News.