Gray Eagle Crash in Southern Iraq

Gray Eagle Iraq

Photos posted on Jul. 21 on Twitter show a crashed (largely intact) MQ-1C Gray Eagle with U.S. Army markings.

The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) is known to operate 12 Gray Eagles (along with a fleet of smaller RQ-11B Raven and RQ-7 Shadow RPAS, that are used for ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) task in support to Special Ops.

Gray Eagle Iraq 2

Gray Eagle Iraq 3

Source: Twitter


  1. There are other Army units and GOCO (Government Owner Contractor Operated), COCO )(Contractor Owned Contractor Operated) that fly in Iraq. This is not the tail number of a 160th aircraft. The editor has made a false claim

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