The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade has added an interesting new asset to the family. The addition of Company E, 3rd CAB marks the addition of the fourth fielded MQ-1C Gray Eagle company in the Army. The unit was activated Feb.16 while a majority of the CAB was deployed in Afghanistan.
The goal of the Army according to Capt. Jonathan A. Coe, commander Co. E, 3rd CAB, is to field every division with a Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems platform to support operations. Gray Eagle will support the reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition mission of the brigade.
“The Army definitely did it right here,” said Coe when describing the new facility on Fort Stewart built just for his unit and their mission. “We have a beautiful 90,000 square foot facility, which allows us enough space to facilitate 12 aircraft.”