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Category: Procurement • Line Item: 0023A01001 • FY24 Budget Request: $13.7M


Budget Account
2031A - Aircraft Procurement, Army
Budget Activity
2 - Modification of aircraft
MQ-1 Payload (MIP) (A01001) supports the Army's transformation by procuring Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) payload systems for Brigade Combat Teams, Divisions, and Corps Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This budget line specifically supports the principal payloads for the Gray Eagle UAS, including the Common Sensor Payload (CSP) and Small Tactical Radar - Lightweight (STARLite). The funding also supports emerging UAS sensor requirements such as Communications Intelligence (COMINT), Electronics Intelligence (ELINT), and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). The program aims to provide high-definition target location accuracy, full-motion video capabilities, and continuous imagery for force applications, battlespace awareness, force protection, and net-centric operations across the battlefield.

The Common Sensor Payload (CSP) Electro Optical/Infrared/Laser Designator (EO/IR/LD) provides High Definition (HD) Target Location Accuracy (TLA) Full Motion Video (FMV) in both the Electro Optical and Mid Wave IR spectrums with day/night capability to collect and display continuous imagery. It also has the ability to designate targets of interest for attack by laser-guided precision weapons. The Small Tactical Radar - Lightweight (STARLite) provides multi-functional SAR/MTI and Electro-Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) cross-cueing capabilities for the detection, classification, and location of stationary and moving vehicle and man-sized targets. These capabilities are essential for enhancing reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, intelligence gathering, and battlefield awareness.
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MQ-1 PAYLOAD Procurement Programs (0023A01001) budget history and request

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$0 $25,313,000 $148,353,000 $111,535,000 $70,510,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $72,700,000 $13,650,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2024 Defense Budget Detail

FY2024 Budget Released: 03/09/23